According to the trade data about the first half of 2013 announced by Dubai Customs 11 September, the first half of the year,Dubai's non-oil trade amounted to 679 billion dirhams ( about $ 185 billion ) , a high record , an increase of 16%. Among them, the export of 84billion
dirhams ( about 22.9 billion U.S. dollars ) , up 22% ; imports 406 billion dirhams ( about 110.6 billion U.S. dollars ) , up 16% ; transit 188
billion dirhams ( about 512 one hundred million U.S. dollars ) , an increase of 13%.
India is currently the largest trading partner of Dubai , in the first half of 2013 trade volume between the two country is 810 billion dirhams ( about 22.1 billion U.S. dollars ) , an increase of 5.19% ; China the second partner and at the first half of the year 2013, trade volume is 630 million dirhams ( about 17.2 billion U.S. dollars ) , an increase of 16.67% ; U.S. ranks third ( 45 billion dirhams ,
or about $ 12.3 billion , an increase of 21.62% ) ; British fourth ( 30 billion dirhams , or about $ 8.2 billion U.S. dollars, an increas of 150%)
By commodity category, the non-oil trade in gold , communications products, loose diamonds , cars and jewelry imports turn out the top five ;
gold , aluminum( aluminum smelting industry is a major pillar industries in Dubai ) , oil, jewelry, tobacco and related products exports are
the top five ; communications products, loose diamonds , computer and its accessories , jewelry and gold re-exports amounted disaggregated five.