The UAE's non-oil foreign trade grew 5 per cent (or Dh3.6 billion) to reach Dh76.6 billion in February 2012, compared with Dh73 billion in February 2011 , preliminary statistics released by the Federal Customs Agency (FCA) showed.
UAE's non-oil exports made an unprecedented jump last February by 62 per cent (or Dh4.6 billion) to Dh12.1 billion compared with Dh7.5 billion in February 2011, FCA said in a press release.
Meanwhile, the UAE's non-oil imports in February 2012 grew by 8 per cent to Dh54.9 billion compared with Dh49.5 billion in February 2011.
Re-exports stood at Dh15 billion during the same month.
In terms of weight, the UAE's total foreign trade last February reached 7 million tonnes: 2.5 tonnes in exports, 3.7 million tonnes in imports and 742,000 tonnes in re-exports.
The average weight of customs consignments handled at ports in the same period reached 29,000 tonnes a day, or 4,000 tonnes an hour, according to FCA.