The UAE's non-oil foreign trade volume recorded AED1.2 trillion in nine months in 2018.
That's according to the Federal Customs Authority (FCA), which clarified that imports of native and semi-proceed gold ranked first, accounting for 12 per cent of the total value of imports coming into the country.
Telephone equipment came in second accounting for 8 per cent, followed by car imports valued at 6 per cent.
The authority's statistics also revealed that the Asia-Pacific region was at the forefront of trading, accounting for 42 per cent of the total non-oil trade.
Meanwhile, Europe came in second at 23 per cent, followed by the Middle East and North Africa accounting for 19 per cent of total trade.