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Issue Date: 23 November 2020

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) initiated the Labor Force Survey fieldwork in Abu Dhabi emirate under the slogan "The future of jobs begins with you". This national project is part of Abu Dhabi's statistical plan to provide holistic and accurate data for developing programs that support the national and non-national workforce in the labor market. For the first time - due to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID19 pandemic- enumerators will collect data from respondents by telephone.

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Issue Date: 03 November 2020

The Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) celebrated Flag Day, the national occasion marking the accession anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

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Issue Date: 21 October 2020

On the occasion of World Statistics Day, and under the banner ‘Connecting the World with Data we can Trust’, the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) today held its annual SCAD Partners Forum, a virtual workshop for its government partners. The workshop sought to strengthen communication and collaboration with government entities to build a comprehensive and integrated statistical work system and boost statistical competencies in Abu Dhabi.

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Issue Date: 20 October 2020

Abdulla Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), states that World Statistics Day 2020 highlights the need to develop the science of statistics. Al Suwaidi said that with the availability of huge amounts of data – across all fields – comes the urgent need of human capabilities to produce accurate statistical data that adds value and supports progress.

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Issue Date: 19 October 2020

Statistical Training Institute of the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) organised an interactive session titled ‘Why Consider Data Science as a Career?’ for local and international university students. The session aimed to highlight the reality of our data-driven world, enlighten students on the vitalness of data and statistics in the workforce, and arm them with statistical knowledge to use in their future careers. Students from various local and international universities participated in the virtual session.

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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: 28 August 2020

In the past years, Emirati Women have achieved significant gains and major successes in all fields, including the statistical work, nationally and globally. We have risen to challenges and successfully managed all field surveys efficiently, which allowed for new job opportunities for women.

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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: 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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