Dubai Chamber member exports up by nearly 24% in March 2021

Dubai Chamber member exports up by nearly 24% in March 2021

  • Stimulus packages, business-friendly measures and advanced logistics infrastructure among the key factors that boosted trade growth in first quarter of 2021.
  • 166,759 certificates of origin issues by Dubai Chamber in first quarter of 2021.
  • Dubai Chamber’s 11 international offices play crucial role in expanding Dubai’s trade links with other promising markets around the world.

Dubai, UAE –  The value of Dubai Chamber member exports and re-exports increased by nearly 24 percent to reach AED 22.1 billion in March 2021, compared to the same month last year, the organisation has revealed.

During the first quarter of 2021, the value of member exports and re-exports grew by 6.5 percent year-over-year to reach AED 54.8 billion, reflecting growing momentum and increased trade activity in Dubai.

A total of 166,759 certificates of origin were issued by the Chamber during the first quarter of this year and March saw a high of 62,235 certificates, reflecting signs of a recovery of the trade sector and enhaced economic competitiveness.

Over 6,000 new member companies joined Dubai Chamber in the first three months of 2021, marking a growth rate of 38.6 percent y-o-y. Membership growth comes after several new initiatives and measures were unveiled over the last year which enhanced Dubai’s value proposition to foreign investors and companies.

In addition, 174,000 electronic transactions were processed by the Chamber in Q1-2021, while the number of ATA Carnets that were issued and received by the Chamber reached 965 over the same period, amounting to AED 1.4 billion.

Commenting on the latest figures, H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the statistics reflect improving business conditions in Dubai and the positive impact of various stimulus packages and business-friendly measures, as well as an advanced logistics infrastructure and increased efforts to boost and diversify the emirte’s foreign trade.

H.E. Buamim noted that Dubai Chamber’s 11 international offices play a crucial role in expanding Dubai’s trade links with promsing market saround the world, by identifiying bilateral business opportunities, promoting the emirate as a global business hub, and assisting foreign investors who are keen to enter the market.

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