ABU DHABI: The total non-oil trade of the UAE (including the direct non-oil trade and free zone trade) increased to Dhs794.3 billion in the first half of 2014, the preliminary statistical data of the Federal Customs Authority, FCA, revealed. According to the data, the total direct non-oil trade has reached Dhs524.7 billion, while the total free zone trade amounted to Dhs269.6 billion during the same period. The FCA preliminary data also showed an increase in the total free zone trade in the UAE in terms of value by 7 per cent to Dhs269.6 billion in the first half of 2014, in comparison with Dhs250.9 billion in the first half of 2013. The share of imports of the total free zone trade reached Dhs152 billion in the first half, compared to Dhs137.6 billion in the first half of the previous year, i.e. an increase of 10 per cent, while the value of exports amounted to Dhs11.3 billion, and the value of re-exports amounted to Dhs106.3 billion, i.e. an increase of 5 per cent from the same period of the previous year.