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Issue Date: 28 August 2020

Emirati Women have become international role models while successfully playing a distinct role in government, thanks to the support from our great leadership.

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Issue Date: 04 June 2020

Since 1974, World Environment Day has been encouraging global awareness and action for the protection of our environment by preserving and protecting environmental resources, following sustainable practices, addressing climate change, promoting biodiversity and more.

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Issue Date: 12 May 2020

The Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), a government entity under the Department of Government Support (DGS), published today the Statistical Yearbook of Abu Dhabi 2020. The publication helps decision-makers, the business sector and researchers to formulate policies, and devise plans based on robust data that serves the development goals of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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Issue Date: 26 March 2020

The Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) published the results of the reading survey in the emirate of Abu Dhabi for 2020. The survey was aimed at knowing the population trends on reading. This reading survey is conducted in conjunction with the National Reading Month, which the UAE celebrates every March. The survey included a sample of the spectrum of the emirate community and covered all regions (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra). The number of participants was 1,732 individuals aged 15 years and above.

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Issue Date: 20 January 2020

In recognition of their efforts SCAD honors participants in the Household Income and Expenditure Survey. Abu Dhabi, 20 January 2020: The Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) organised a ceremony this morning to honor families and government agencies who participated in the Household Income and Expenditure Survey. The survey provides data on living standards, as well as the quality of life in the country.

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Issue Date: 01 September 2019

During its participation in the World Statistics Congress, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Statistics Center Abu Dhabi reviewed eight working papers that included the use of new data sources and big data, in addition to proposing and researching innovative forms and applications of artificial intelligence that serve the statistical field, data exchange and sharing methods New insights with international institutions that produce and use official statistics.

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Issue Date: 11 July 2019

The Statistics Center - Abu Dhabi launched yesterday the 2020 census project, which is based on making use of the administrative records data available at the relevant authorities, by using modern technology to ensure accurate results are extracted at a high speed and at a time, which reduces the financial and human burden.

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Issue Date: 02 January 2019

Abu Dhabi Statistics Center researchers started today the field work of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2019 project in all regions of the emirate, through a sample of 8784 families, including 6048 citizenship families and 2736 resident families distributed on each of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. The center clarified that the field work in the survey will continue for a period of more than a full year starting from today until January 31, 2020, indicating that it is one of the most important surveys concerned with studying living standards, in order to determine the level of luxury enjoyed by society by identifying patterns of spending and household income.

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Issue Date: 26 November 2018

The prices of consumer goods and services rose by 3.6% over the first eight months of 2018. This is detailed the monthly report issued by Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi on the consumer price index (CPI) and the inflation rate in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for October and the first ten months of 2018, with 2014 fixed as the base year. The report also presents CPI results by welfare level, household type, geographical region and the percentage contribution of the main expenditure groups.

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Issue Date: 03 September 2018

This publication provides an analysis of the results of the CPI for January 2018 with the base year 2014. In addition, this publication provides the results of January 2018 CPI by household welfare levels, by household type, by Abu Dhabi region and provides the annual percentage change in the prices for the main expenditure groups.

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Issue Date: 28 May 2020

The Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), a Department of Government Support entity, has issued its monthly Building Materials Price Statistics (BMPS) report for April 2020. The report covers price movements across key building materials in April 2020 compared with March 2020 and April 2019.

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Issue Date: 20 May 2020

Abu Dhabi, 20 May 2020: According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for April 2020 released recently by the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), the CPI increased by 0.9% to 108.6 points in April 2020, up from 107.6 points in March 2020.

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Issue Date: 30 April 2020

The Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), a Department of Government Support entity, has issued its monthly Building Materials Price Statistics (BMPS) report for March 2020. The report compared building materials prices for March 2020 with February 2020, March 2019, as well as Q1 of 2020 with Q1 and Q4 of 2019.

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Issue Date: 19 April 2020

Abu Dhabi, 19 April 2020: According to the latest issue of the ‘Weekly Price Index Report’ released by the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), for a selected basket of food and non-food consumer goods, the index decreased by 0.7% to 103.0 points in the second week of April 2020, down from 103.7 points in the previous week. However, the index advanced by 3.0% in the second week of April 2020, compared with February 2020 as a reference month.

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Issue Date: 16 April 2020

Abu Dhabi, 16 April 2020: According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for the month of March 2020 released recently by the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), the CPI declined by 2.6% to 107.6 points in March 2020 down from 110.5 points in March 2019.

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Issue Date: 09 April 2020

Abu Dhabi, 9 April 2020: In light of the unprecedent challenges facing the current economic situation, and the need to keep decision-makers and consumers alike informed on goods prices in the Emirate, the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) released the results of the ‘Weekly Goods Price Report’ for the first week of April 2020, where it oversaw and quantified changes in the economy by monitoring the prices of 332 consumer goods, categorised in ten spending groups.

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Issue Date: 23 March 2020

The Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has recently issued its monthly Building Materials Price Statistics (BMPS) for February 2020. This release presents up-to-date data on the rapid urban development and constant growth in the construction sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The report tracks building materials prices, comparing February 2020 prices with those of January 2020 and February 2019. Build material statistics acquires a special significance as a source of important economic inputs for planning and research across various fields. They can also be used in the compilation of price indices for the construction activity and hence for the calculation of GDP at constant prices.

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Issue Date: 14 March 2020

Abu Dhabi Consumer Prices Down 2.1% Y-o-Y in February, Reports SCAD - CPI decreased 2.1% in February 2020 compared with February 2019 - CPI decreased 0.4% in February 2020 compared with January 2020 - ‘Housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel’ group contributed 77.1% to overall decrease in CPI during February 2020 compared with February 2019

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Issue Date: 26 February 2020

SCAD: ‘Cement’ group posts the highest price increase in Building Materials Prices report for January 2020 compared to December 2019 During January 2020, the ‘Cement’ group recorded the highest price increase compared to December 2019. This is detailed in the Building Materials Price Statistics monthly report published by the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) for the month of January 2020. The report is of great significance as building material prices are considered important economic indicators for planning and research across various sectors. They are also used in the compilation of indices of the construction sector and for the calculation of GDP at constant prices.

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Issue Date: 16 February 2020

SCAD releases its CPI monthly report for January 2020 - CPI decreased by 1.8% in January 2020 compared to January 2019 - CPI increased by 0.1% in January 2020 compared to December 2019 - Housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel group contributed 95.2% to the overall decrease in CPI during January 2020

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