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China tops electronics importer of Dubai in H1: official

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-10-16 14:04

DUBAI - China topped the list of Dubai's electronics trade partners in the first half of this year, with a total of 53.3 billion dirham ($14.54 billion) in import, state news agency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) WAM reported on Saturday.

The value of Dubai's information technology had reached 134.5 billion dirham in the first six months of 2017, Sultan Bin Sulayem, chairman and CEO of global container port operator DP World Group, was quoted as saying.

Sulayem revealed that China accounted for 39.63 percent of Dubai's total import of electronics products, followed by Vietnam with 14.4 billion dirham worth of import and the United States with 2.3 billion dirham.

The value of Dubai's trade in mobile phones reached 75.9 billion dirham, while trade of laptops amounted to 11 billion dirham and desktops worth 2.3 billion dirham.

Sulayem said he expected "more momentum and huge growth in the information technology sector in the few coming years."

He referred to the ambitious projects Dubai had set about to prepare for the Dubai Expo 2020.

The projects included development of new cities and tourism and business facilities.

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