The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI was down to 55.6 in December 2021 from November's 29-month high of 55.9 Still, this was the 13th straight month of increase in private sector activity, supported by the benefits of Expo 2020 and the loosening of COVID-19 measures. New orders continued to rise, despite the growth hitting its lowest in three months, amid a slowdown in foreign sales. At the same time, output grew the most in 2-1/2 years, and employment recovered further with backlogs increasing for the sixth month in a row. On the price front, input buying rose the least in five months, while stock levels ticked up marginally. This was in spite of a further improvement in lead times. In contrast, output charges fell for the fifth month in a row, as firms offered discounts in response to strong competition. Looking ahead, confidence dropped to a three-month low, with manufacturers highlighting the risk of a tightening of business and travel curbs due to the Omicron wave. source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in the United Arab Emirates averaged 54.46 points from 2011 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 61.20 points in October of 2014 and a record low of 44.10 points in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Arab Emirates Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Arab Emirates Non-Oil Private Sector PMI - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2022.

Manufacturing PMI in the United Arab Emirates is expected to be 53.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Arab Emirates Non-Oil Private Sector PMI is projected to trend around 54.00 points in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Arab Emirates Non-Oil Private Sector PMI


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Manufacturing PMI 55.60 55.90 points Dec/21

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UAE Non-Oil Private Sector Growth Stays Strong
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI was down to 55.6 in December 2021 from November's 29-month high of 55.9 Still, this was the 13th straight month of increase in private sector activity, supported by the benefits of Expo 2020 and the loosening of COVID-19 measures. New orders continued to rise, despite the growth hitting its lowest in three months, amid a slowdown in foreign sales. At the same time, output grew the most in 2-1/2 years, and employment recovered further with backlogs increasing for the sixth month in a row. On the price front, input buying rose the least in five months, while stock levels ticked up marginally. This was in spite of a further improvement in lead times. In contrast, output charges fell for the fifth month in a row, as firms offered discounts in response to strong competition. Looking ahead, confidence dropped to a three-month low, with manufacturers highlighting the risk of a tightening of business and travel curbs due to the Omicron wave.
2022-01-05
UAE Non-Oil Private Sector PMI Rises to 2-1/2-Year High
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI edged up to 55.9 in November 2021 from 55.7 in October. This was the highest reading since June 2019, with both output and new orders rising the most since mid-2019 as firms continued to enjoy increased economic activity driven by Expo 2020. Also, buying levels went up at the fastest pace since April, with companies benefiting from an improvement in suppliers’ delivery times. Meantime, employment levels were largely unchanged after five successive months of expansion. Prices data showed input cost went up the least since May; while output charges fell at the steepest rate in a year, reflecting high competition and a surge in raw material prices that was driven by global supply problems. Finally, sentiment weakened but was still higher than those recorded in the 14 months prior to October.
2021-12-07
UAE Non-Oil Private Sector PMI Highest in 28 Months
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI increased to 55.7 in October 2021 from September’s three-month low of 53.3. This marked the highest reading since June 2019 and the first time since the start of the pandemic that it was above the long-run series average, amid easing COVID-19 restrictions. Both output and new orders rose considerably faster, both reaching their highest levels in more than two years as the Expo 2020 began. Meantime, growth in both export sales and employment were marginal while buying activity moderated slightly. Meantime, there was a pile-up of outstanding work. Supplier lead times shortened slightly, as firms indicated that vendors were able to meet tighter delivery schedules in spite of global supply-chain issues. On prices, input cost inflation eased, on a slowdown in expenses; while output prices inflation accelerated slightly. Finally, sentiment improved with the degree of optimism being the strongest since March 2020.
2021-11-03

United Arab Emirates Non-Oil Private Sector PMI
In the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates NBD UAE Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of companies in non-oil private sector and is derived from a survey of 400 companies, including manufacturing, services, construction and retail. The Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the non-oil private sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change.