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Abu Dhabi Statistical Yearbook 2020 was released by SCAD

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Abu Dhabi Statistical Yearbook 2020 was released by SCAD

This Statistical Yearbook highlights the improvement system of Abu Dhabi emirate to allow decision-makers to set strategies, plans, and applications based totally on dependable and up to date statistical data.

The Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), a authorities entity below the Department of Government Support (DGS), posted these days the Statistical Yearbook of Abu Dhabi 2020. The publication helps decision-makers, the enterprise region and researchers to formulate policies, and devise plans based totally on robust records that serves the improvement dreams of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The statistical yearbook presents up to date and correct statistical indications and information on six main sectors: economy, industry and business, population and demography, social development, labour force, agriculture, and environment. It additionally highlights the various activities of the authorities and personal zone in the emirate; thus, reflecting the improvement procedure in Abu Dhabi over the previous year.

Commenting on this, Abdullah Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director-General of SCAD, said: “The statistical yearbook is a key supply of comprehensive, objective, and impartial statistical data, on the trends witnessed via the emirate in a number of economic, social and environmental sectors. The book helps decision-making and strategic planning with dependable and updated statistical data.

“SCAD’s is dedicated to the provision of extraordinary statistical statistics in accordance with the global fine practices, to replicate the overall performance of the essential sectors that power improvement in Abu Dhabi on an annual foundation to meet the wishes of facts users, such as officials, decision-makers, researchers and stakeholders.” delivered Al Suwaidi.

“We would like to thank our strategic companions - ministries, government, and semi-government entities and personal area organizations - for their cooperation in supplying the information required for the manufacturing of the new statistical yearbook. This book underscores the success witnessed through the emirate. It highlights its achievements in helping complete and sustainable improvement throughout sectors, to enhance Abu Dhabi’s competitiveness at the international level. It additionally helps to beautify the emirate’s socioeconomic popularity at regional and worldwide levels. At this point, I would like to emphasize the significance of cooperation with a range of government and non-public stakeholders, as statistical work requires joint and built-in efforts.” Al Suwaidi added.

Below is a summary of the key indications protected in SCAD’s Statistical Yearbook 2020.


Several activities indicated through the Statistical Yearbook managed to obtain a high stage of balance in 2019. According to SCAD’s estimates, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at steady expenditures grew with the aid of 1.5% in 2019 to AED 803,568 million in contrast with AED 792,065 million in 2018. Per capita GDP at consistent expenses grew by 10.2% to AED 313.1 thousand in 2019, up from AED 284.1 thousand in 2018. The Gross Fixed Capital Formation was once AED 142,402 million, in accordance to 2019 results.

Despite the significance of oil to the financial system of Abu Dhabi, the Emirate pursues an ambitious approach that seeks to enlarge and diversify the economic system in order to make stronger it in opposition to unstable oil prices. In this regard, it can be considered from the figures introduced by SCAD, that oil accounted for only 40.8% of Abu Dhabi’s GDP in 2019, no matter the rise located in oil fees at some point of the equal year. This attests to the profitable growth of the Emirate’s plans to enlarge the monetary base and diversify the sources of income.

Industrial Producer Price Index (IPP) and Industrial Production Index (IPI):

Compared with 2018, the IPP dropped with the aid of 5.5% in 2019, while industrial manufacturing increased by means of 24.2% compared with 2018. 

Wages and Compensation:

Compensation of employees at contemporary costs multiplied from AED 248,668 million in 2018 to AED 250,749 million in 2019. The important contributing corporations to the rise discovered in 2019 had been “electricity, gas, water and waste administration activities”, “arts, recreation, and different services” and “transportation and storage” which registered increase charges of 5.2%, 3.2%, and 2.6%, respectively.

Industry and Business:

The Industry and Business chapter affords statistical statistics associated to economic activities, reflecting the economic overall performance of the emirate and highlighting its diversity across a range of economic sectors.

The Business Environment:

The Abu Dhabi Government is dedicated to facilitating commercial enterprise activities in more than a few sectors, while constructing a assorted and resilient economic system that is aligned with the international financial system and attractive to overseas investments. A complete of 18,452 new enterprise licenses had been issued in 2019.


Manufacturing industries accounted for 6.3% of the preliminary estimates of GDP in 2019, and 10.6% of the preliminary estimates of non-oil GDP in 2019.

Information and Communication Technology:

The range of fixed-line net subscribers Per 100 inhabitants used to be 29, whilst the quantity of constant phone subscribers Per 100 inhabitants stood at 17 in 2019.


There have been 168 hotel corporations in Abu Dhabi in 2019, they hosted round 5.1 million, an amplify of 2.1% over 2018. The hotels occupancy price was 72.9%, up from 71.8% in 2018.

Social Development: Education

In 2019, there was a complete of 449 schools in Abu Dhabi, which includes 251 authorities and 198 private schools, with a mixed complete of 16,681 classrooms, 386,722 students, 29,094 instructors and 9,849 administrators. With regards to instructors and school room ratios, there are 13.3 college students per teacher, and 23.3 students per classroom. The college students gender ratio was once 96.0 girl college students per 100 male college students at all universal schooling ranges in the emirate.

In the educational year 2018 – 2019 there have been 180,999 Emirati students enrolled in Abu Dhabi faculties up to the secondary level, making up 46.8% of the complete variety of students. In the educational year 2018 – 2019, 56,289 students enrolled in higher education, of whom 76.4% have been citizens. Also, 11,573 college students graduated from greater schooling establishments during the identical academic year, of whom, 70.7% were Emirati nationals.


In 2019 there had been 64 hospitals in the emirate, due to a variety of new private hospitals that had been opened in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The emirate additionally witnessed a remarkable increase in different fitness amenities (health centres, clinics and pharmacies). In this regard, SCAD facts report 4 doctors, 10.7 nurses and 2.7 beds per 1,000 population. 

Social Welfare:

The social welfare offerings supplied in Abu Dhabi make a contribution notably to helping the targeted participants of society. A whole of AED 909.6 million was provided to eligible residents in social help in 2019, an extend of 0.8% over 2018. The range of students registered in authorities and non-public care centres in 2019 was 1,883, of whom 69.5% have been residents and 30.5% had been non-citizens. 

Culture and Heritage:

The number of books in the National Library was once recorded at 402.9 thousand in 2019. The range of site visitors elevated through 47.1% to round 205,000 traffic in 2019 in contrast with 139,000 site visitors in 2018. The variety of borrowers elevated by way of 25.45% to 20,800 in 2019. The variety of traffic to museums and parks lowered due to the conversion of the majority of Abu Dhabi parks to open parks, and consequently registering the quantity of traffic had halted given that mid-2019. 

Agriculture, livestock and fisheries:

Over the previous decades, the quantity of agricultural holdings has expanded 38 fold, from 634 in 1971 to 24,018 in 2019, while the place of agricultural land has extended 33 times from 22,377 donums to 749,868 donums. The place cultivated with fruit timber made up 36% whole location of plant holdings in 2019, observed through field crops at 5%, and vegetable crops at 3%.

The Statistical Yearbook consists of statistics on business farms specialised in the manufacturing of poultry, eggs and cow milk in Abu Dhabi, which furnish the emirate’s market with a tremendous volume of food. Poultry manufacturing reached 22,408 tons, the layers farms produced 529.7 million eggs, and dairy farms produced 136.9 thousand lots of cow's milk in 2018.

The complete range of livestock consisting of sheep and goats stood at three million in Abu Dhabi. The majority of which is in Al Ain region, which had 66.3% of complete sheep and goats, while there had been 442,018 camels, most of which have been additionally focused in Al Ain location at 58.1% in 2019.

Sheep and goats constituted 85.8% of the whole Abu Dhabi’s complete cattle population, accompanied through camels at 12.7%, and cattle at 1.5%. These percentages account for the whole cattle in regular holdings in Abu Dhabi in 2019. The annual trap structure Abu Dhabi fisheries in 2019 was 2,598 tons, equivalent in value to AED 57.2 million.

Environment, climate and waste:

In 2019, the common minimal temperature in the emirate of Abu Dhabi used to be 22.9°C, whilst the common most temperature recorded was once 34.2°C. Average annual rainfall improved via 221% from 81.4 mm in 2018 to 261.5 mm in 2019. The common minimal relative humidity (RH) stood at 24.7%, while the average most RH was once 71.1%. Average atmospheric stress used to be 1,009 hPA, and the common most day by day photo voltaic radiation handed 7500 Watt /m2/h all through summer time days.

With regard to air quality, the attention of air pollution remained inside permissible limits in 2019 and the suggest annual awareness of particulate matter, i.e. suspended dirt with a diameter smaller than 10 micron, ranged between 83.4 and 127.6 micrograms/m3 in the city areas of Abu Dhabi.

In 2019 round 300.9 million cubic meters of wastewater was treated, of which 76% was once in Abu Dhabi region compared with only 4% in Al Dhafra region.

In 2019, common manufacturing of waste in the emirate of Abu Dhabi used to be about 30.1 thousand heaps per day, which equates to about 10.9 million lots of non-hazardous waste annually. Industrial and business waste accounted for the biggest proportion (37%) of the complete quantity of waste generated in Abu Dhabi.

Electricity and Water :

Due to the growing demand and the developing urban and industrial growth witnessed via the emirate, the electricity generated in 2019 reached about 72,830 GWh, it increased by 0.3% compared with 2018. The quantity of desalinated water reachable in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2019 reached 235,020 million Imperial gallons.

Renewable Energy :

In 2019, Abu Dhabi generated 2,163,799 MWh of electricity from renewable sources.The Statistical Yearbook includes facts and statistical statistics that covers numerous topics, and thus serves all users. It consists of data on population and biometric information, housing, actual estate, health, education, agriculture, water and environment, culture, media, overseas trade, offerings and social development, finance, insurance, prices, labour market, industry, GDP, transport, science and communications, Islamic affairs, tourism, entertainment, sports, energy, economic installations, and government financial statements