Australia – UAE: Bilateral Ties

Encouraging further trade success

The economic partnership between Australia and the UAE has transformed dramatically since the launch of Emirates flights in 1996. Today, the UAE is Australia’s largest trade partner in the MENA region with bilateral trade reaching A$5.82 billion in 2015. Australian exports to the UAE have had an average annual growth rate of 10% since 1996 and grew to A$3.35 billion in 2015.

Graph showing the increase of Australian exports to the UAE during the period 1993 to 2015. There is a clear rise in Australian exports in 1996 and onwards, when Emirates commenced Australian services. Exports peaked in 2008.