A recently publicized report by the "Economist Intelligence Unit" estimates the UAE's total exports to reach Dh 378 billion ($103 billion) by the end of the current year compared with Dh 304 billion ($83 billion) last year. These figures translate into a 24 rise.
In addition, the report estimated the UAE's trade surplus to reach Dh 146.8 billion ($40 billion) by the end of 2005. The report forecasts a similar surplus of $40 billion in 2006. Yet, the UAE's trade surplus is expected to withdraw to Dh 124.78 billion ($34 billion) in 2007.