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UAE:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                       
     
 

a.    Total Population: 5,148,664 (2011)

                                          i.    Agricultural Population – 7%

                                         ii.    Total labor force composition – Agriculture 7%, Industry 15%, Services 78%

b.    GDP: USD 246.8 billion (2010)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 3.2%

d.    GDP – per capita: USD 49,600

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

                                      i.        agriculture: 0.7%

                                     ii.        industry: 59.4%

                                    iii.        services: 39.8% (2011 est.)

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 20.5% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 2.4% (2001)

h.    Industries: petroleum and petrochemicals; fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilizers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, some boat building, handicrafts, textiles

                   i.  Industrial production growth rate: 3.2% (2010 est.)
 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.    Total Exports: $212.3 billion (2010 est.)

b.    Exports commodities:  crude oil 45%, natural gas, reexports, dried fish, dates

c.    Total Import: $161.4 billion (2010 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food

e.    CO2 emissions (kt):

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Climate: desert; cooler in eastern mountains

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 2,541 sq kms

c.    Land Use:

                                      i.        arable land: 0.77%

                                     ii.        permanent crops: 2.27%

                                    iii.        other: 96.96% (2005)

 

d.    Major Agricultural commodities: dates, vegetables, watermelons; poultry, eggs, dairy products; fish

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
  construction materials, some boat building, handicrafts, textiles, automotives, agriculture etc.  
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
 

 

 
 

Lack of natural freshwater resources compensated by desalination plants; desertification; beach pollution from oil spills

 

  All non-biodegradable UAE is going to get rid of plastic bags by 2013

 

  Local usage of 20 billion bags out of global 500 billion bags (2011)

 

  Alternative suggested by government: Oxo-biodegradable bags and reusable jute bags

 

  Oxo-biodegradable bags degrades reacting with oxygen and remains as small fragments of plastic and metal forever

 

  According to <www.datadubai.com> there are 1252 jute products importers plastic bags would be phased out by the end of 2012

 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
  Jute and all bast fibres import  
     
   
     
     
  Jute and all bast fibres export  
     
 

 

UAE from the world: Import value of Sacks & bags, for packaging of goods, of jute or of other textile bast fibres

 

Year

Value (000 US Dollar)

2011

800

2010

4,289

2009

2,630

 

 
     
     
  Other information (Recent Developments):  
     
 
  • UAE is going to get rid of plastic bags by 2013

  • Local usage of 20 billion bags out of global 500 billion bags (2011)

  • Alternative suggested by government: Oxo-biodegradable bags and reusable jute bags

  • Oxo-biodegradable bags degrades reacting with oxygen and remains as small fragments of plastic and metal forever*

  • True solution is Jute Bags

  • According to <www.datadubai.com> there are 1252 jute products importers in Dubai

 
     
     
  Associate Members:  
     
 

The Corex Group, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an Associate Member of the IJSG.

Activity: Jute Goods and Products sales and Marketing

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders :  
     
 

NAZANIN DELAVAR TRADING LLC

Contact Person: Ms. Nazanin Delavar

Telephone:971-55-1747588

Mobile Phone:00971-55-1747588

Address:Sheikh Zayed, Crowne Plaza Commercial Tower 506 / 3

Country/Region:United Arab Emirates

City:Dubai

Web: http://www.delavarco.com

B.B.M CREATION FOR FASHION & GIFTS & ANTIQUES LLC

Contact Person: Mr. Baher Mangood

Telephone: 971-2-5535700

Mobile Phone: 971504411296

Fax: 971-2-5535703

Address: CORNICH ROAD

Zip: 112440

Country/Region: United Arab Emirates

PO. Box :112440, Plot # 10, M20 - Al Mussaffah Industrial Area, Abu Dhabi

Web: http://www.bbmfashion.com

FPT

Contact person: Mr. Anto J.

Telephone: 971-55-4175453

Fax: 971

Address: Al Qusais

Zip: 18114

Country/Region: United Arab Emirates

Province/State: UAE

City: Dubai

Go Green General Trading LLC 

Contact person: Mr. Ahmed Romaithi

Telephone: 971-50-4244223

Address: Al Murror Street

Zip: 47343

Country/Region: United Arab Emirates

Province/State: UAE

City: Abu Dhabi

BTL QUALITY TEXTILE TRADING LLC

Contact person: Mr. Shahzad Sohail

Telephone: 971-4-2583826

Mobile Phone: 971505148201

Fax: 971-4-2583846

Address: Damuscus Street. Al-Qusais

Zip: 47354

Country/Region: United Arab Emirates

Province/State: Dubai

City: Dubai

Web: http://www.btlqualitytextile.com

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

Federal Environment Agency, POB: 5951; Tel: 02 677 7363

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, POB: 60; Tel: 07 2461666

Ministry of Economy and Commerce, POB: 901; Tel: 07 2278000

Purchasing Department, POB: 838; Tel: 02 6212700

 

Ministry of Environment and Water

+971-2-4495100

www.moew.gov.ae

archives@moew.gov.ae

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Phone: + 971-2-4444488

Web: www.mofa.gov.ae

E-mail: mofa@uae.gov.ae

 

Ministry of Foreign Trade
The Minister:
 Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi
MOFT Website

 
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
     
 

The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG visited UAE, Dubai to participate in the Regional Round Table Meeting on Commodity Development of the CFC in August 2008.

 
 

 

 
     
     

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