Saudi Arabia’s non-oil commodity exports rose to SR16.02bn ($4.3bn) in May, an increase of 5.9 per cent compared with the same month a year ago, according to a report released by the Central Department of Statistics & Information.

Topping the list were plastics and rubber products, which captured 32 per cent of all non-oil exports during the month, followed by petrochemicals products (30.8 per cent) and transport equipment and related parts (8.62 per cent).

The UAE topped the list of major importers from the kingdom, with 15.57 per cent of the total value of exports in May, followed by China (12.78 per cent) and Singapore (7.39 per cent).