Riyadh: The value of Saudi Arabia’s non-oil commodity exports in October 2014 amounted to 15.91 billion riyals (Dh15.56 billion), down by 12.44 per cent compared to the same period of 2013, while imports amounted to 45.7 billion riyals, down by 6 per cent compared to the same period of 2013.

China ranked first in terms of the value of non-oil commodity exports, followed by the UAE and Singapore. China also topped the list of countries importing non-oil commodities, with the United States in second place and Germany in third.

Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI) as saying in its report that plastic and rubber products topped the list of non-oil commodity exports during October, amounting to 5.79 billion riyals, followed by chemical industry products at 5.12 billion riyals and ordinary metals and their products at 1.21 billion riyals.