UAE-Oman trade through Hatta border jumps 183%

Visitors from the Sultanate reached 480,000 in H1 2012

The importance of Hatta Border Crossing is rising, with UAE-Oman trade jumping 183 per cent to Dh10.5 billion in the first half of this year compared to Dh3.7 billion in H1 2011.

The value of Dubai's imports from Oman and its exports and re-exports to the Sultanate amounted to Dh2.1 billion, Dh3.3 billion and DH5.1 billion respectively during the first six months of 2012.

According to the statistics provided by Hatta Customs Centre, the number of cleared customs declarations during the first six months of 2012 reached 150,000 as compared to 86,000 declarations in the same period last year, representing a growth of 74.5 per cent. These figures include export, import, re-export, transit and temporary admission declarations.

The number of passengers and visitors arriving in the UAE through the border post reached 480,000 during the first half of 2012, while the number of passenger vehicles and buses arriving in the country through the border crossing amounted to 203,000 and 1123 buses during the same period.

 The number of trucks entering the UAE through this border post reached more than 89,000 during the first six months of 2012 compared with the 74,000 trucks during the same period last year.

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