Fujairah records GDP of AED15.4 billion in 2017

FUJAIRAH, The Annual Statistical Book 2017 of Fujairah showed that the emirate’s GDP reached AED15.4 billion in 2017.

The value of direct foreign trade amounted to AED6.4 billion, and trade via its free zone amounted to AED8 billion, totalling AED14.4 billion.

The 21st edition of the book, issued by the Fujairah Statistics Centre yesterday, highlighted the various developments taking place in the emirate, in light of the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, and the close monitoring of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah.

The book also said that the emirate’s population at the end of 2017 reached 236,810 while the previous year witnessed 3,924 births and 260 deaths. Fujairah International Airport also handled 9,204 flights while the number of hotel guests in the emirate reached 706,320. The emirate has 31 banks and currency exchange facilities.

The number of employees of federal and local government departments reached 15,860 while the number of public and private schools reached 70, with the total number of students amounting to 40,700. The emirate also has eight universities and higher education colleges, 244 industrial establishments, and 12,320 com

Source: Emirates News Agency