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Pharma & Medical equipment - Monthly Trend

Source - Dubai Custom

Sector Overview - Pharma & Medical equipment

The global Pharma & Medical equipment trade (export + import) has raised to USD 4076.20 billion in 2021 increase of 20.27% compared to 2020 which was USD 3389.26 billion. The Pharma & Medical equipment trade represented 9.14% of total global trade.

Dubai Pharma & Medical equipment trade was 50.02 billion in 2021, increased of 20.1% compared to 41.66 billion in 2020. Pharma & Medical equipment trade represented 3.31% of the total Dubai trade.

Dubai Pharma & Medical equipment exports were AED 2.67 billion in 2021 which accounts for 1.19% of Dubai export. The top exported products were: Ethers; acyclic, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, other than diethyl ether (HS Code: 290919), Regulating or controlling instruments and apparatus (HS Code: 903289) and Medicaments; containing vitamins or their derivatives, for therapeutic (HS Code: 300450). The top export destinations were: Saudi Arabia, China, Algeria, Oman, and Iraq. (Excluding free zones).

Dubai Pharma & Medical equipment imports were AED 35.30 billion in 2021 which accounted for 4.06% of the total Dubai imports. The top import products were: Medicaments; consisting of mixed or unmixed products (HS Code: 300490), Blood, human or animal, antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products (HS Code: 300215) and Vaccines; for human medicine (HS Code: 300220). The top import origins were: USA, Germany, China, India, and Italy. 

Dubai Pharma & Medical equipment re-exports were AED 12.06 billion in 2021 which accounted for 2.87% of the total Dubai re-export. The top re-export products: Medicaments; consisting of mixed or unmixed products n.e.c. in heading no. 3004, (HS Code: 300490), Surveying equipment; parts and accessories for articles (HS Code: 901590) and Instruments, apparatus and models; designed for demonstrational purposes (HS Code: 902300). The top re-export destinations were: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, and India. 


The Pharma & Medical equipment sector contains Sections No. (29-30-90).

Source - Dubai Custom

Sector Competitive Landscape

Dubai Trade
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Source - Dubai Custom - UN Comtrade

Trade Forecast

Note : Forecast from 2021 based on trade predictions by WTO and UNCTAD

Source: Dubai Customs - KCORP