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Issue Date: 30 October 2021

The Statistical Training Institute (STI) of the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) recently held a virtual seminar titled ‘The Data Revolution and Big Data in Official Statistics’, as part of the Abu Dhabi Data Dialogue series, organised by the STI. Representatives from Abu Dhabi government entities and statistical centres at the state level participated in the seminar, which was presented by international experts in statistics, data and artificial intelligence (AI) – aiming to raise government employees' awareness of the importance and impact of the latter on life aspects in contemporary society, especially on the economic and social aspects.

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Issue Date: 21 October 2021

As part of the Abu Dhabi Government Pavilion at GITEX Technology Week 2021, the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) continues to display its innovative digital projects in the world's biggest event of its type in the field of modern, state-of-the-art technology. SCAD’s projects fall within Abu Dhabi Government’s digital agenda, and echo the readiness and improvement of Abu Dhabi’s digital infrastructure, which attracts various customers, including citizens, residents, visitors and investors.

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Issue Date: 03 October 2021

The Statistical Training Institute (STI) of Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi has launched a statistical capability development project to train the UAE national employees at the Abu Dhabi government entities. The program, which targets quality improvement of the statistics products, is part of a plan to upgrade the statistical ecosystem in Abu Dhabi.

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Issue Date: 28 August 2021

Abu Dhabi (28 August 2021) Thanks to the support of our leadership and the efforts of the Nation’s Mother, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Abu Dhabi women have effectively contributed to the country’s development journey over the last 50 years.

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Issue Date: 09 August 2021

The Statistical Training Institute (STI) of Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi has concluded the first course of Young Fellow of Statistics training program that was designed for Emirati students from the age of 15 to 18 years. The four-week program (from 27 June to 29 July) gave its participants a chance to take a virtual trip to Khalifa University where they knew about the subjects of statistics and data science.

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Issue Date: 28 July 2021

Abu Dhabi (26-7-2021), The Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) signed an agreement with Network International, the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa, as part of SCAD’s strategy to develop economic forecasts by analyzing consumer spending data for residents and tourists.

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Issue Date: 14 July 2021

Abu Dhabi, 14 July, 2021 The Statistical Training Institute of the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD), in collaboration with Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), has launched a new training program for Abu Dhabi government senior leaders, executive directors who are specialized in the fields of data science and strategy.

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Issue Date: 29 June 2021

Abu Dhabi, 29 June 2021: In line with our wise leadership's vision to build Emirati youth’s capabilities and the increasing demand for data science and statistics in the digital transformation era, the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) will hold a training program for the youth.

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Issue Date: 14 June 2021

14 June 2021: Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has launched its first Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), which will be implemented from May 17 to June 24, 2021 under the theme "Together We make Data of the Future". One of SCAD’s strategically important projects, the survey seeks to provide relevant data that meets the needs of decision makers in Abu Dhabi, in fulfillment of the leadership’s aspirations for shaping the emirate’s future.

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Issue Date: 06 June 2021

Abu Dhabi, 6 June 2021: Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has embarked on 10 statistical surveys for the year 2021 to provide an up-to-date statistical database that would contribute to the compilation of statistical indicators. These indicators reflect the positive and negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the various developmental areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to meet the needs of decision - makers and other users in furtherance of data-based planning and studies and to support efforts aimed at achieving the aspirations of the wise leadership, and contributes to advancing the process of development and prosperity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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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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