The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI inched up to 52.7 in April 2021 from 52.6 in the previous month. This was the strongest reading since July 2019, supported by a strong rise in new business volumes and a sharp expansion in output that were linked to a continued economic recovery from Covid-19. Employment fell for the third month in a row, however, contributing to a renewed increase in backlogs of work. At the same time, purchasing activity growth accelerated to a nine-month high. Prices data showed input prices rose for the third month in a row, due to a faster rise in chemicals and metals prices. As a result, output prices increased for the first time in over two-and-a-half years. Looking ahead, sentiment improved for the fifth month running, amid hopes of a continued recovery from Covid-19 and an uplift in sales from the Expo 2020 later in the year. source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in the United Arab Emirates averaged 54.49 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 May of 2021.

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. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in the United Arab Emirates to stand at 53.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Arab Emirates Non-Oil Private Sector PMI is projected to trend around 53.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Arab Emirates Non-Oil Private Sector PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52.70 52.60 61.20 44.10 2011 - 2021 points Monthly
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UAE Non-Oil Private Sector PMI Highest in 22 Months
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI inched up to 52.7 in April 2021 from 52.6 in the previous month. This was the strongest reading since July 2019, supported by a strong rise in new business volumes and a sharp expansion in output that were linked to a continued economic recovery from Covid-19. Employment fell for the third month in a row, however, contributing to a renewed increase in backlogs of work. At the same time, purchasing activity growth accelerated to a nine-month high. Prices data showed input prices rose for the third month in a row, due to a faster rise in chemicals and metals prices. As a result, output prices increased for the first time in over two-and-a-half years. Looking ahead, sentiment improved for the fifth month running, amid hopes of a continued recovery from Covid-19 and an uplift in sales from the Expo 2020 later in the year.
2021-05-04
UAE Non-Oil Private Sector PMI Highest Since 2019
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI increased to 52.6 in March 2021 from 50.6 in the previous month. This was the strongest reading in since July 2019, indicating a solid upturn in business conditions. Output expanded to the strongest reading for over a year-and-half and pointed to a sharp uplift in non-oil activity. New business increased as the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out reportedly boosted spending. Efforts to restart construction work were also a key factor to growth. Meantime, employment level slightly declined, with backlogs of works falling for the seventh month running. At the same time, purchasing activity growth slowed to a four-month low. Prices data showed input prices rose to the fastest since November 2018, due to a faster rise in transport prices, while output prices fell to the softest for two-and-a-half years. Looking ahead, sentiment improved to the highest since July 2020, due to the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.
2021-04-05
UAE Non-Oil Private Sector PMI Drops to 3-Month Low
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI fell to 50.6 in February 2021 from 51.2 in January. This was the weakest reading in three months, as rising local COVID-19 infections led to stricter restrictions in parts of the economy. New business failed to rise for the first time in four months, while output growth softened since the start of the year. Meantime, employment level were largely stable, with backlogs of works falling for the sixth month running. Firms also signaled that global supply chain delays impacted the economy, as lead times on inputs lengthened at the fastest rate since last April. Prices data showed input prices rose only slightly; while some firms continued to offer discounts in an effort to increase client demand, leading to a further fall in selling charges. Looking ahead, sentiment improved to a five-month high, but it remained historically weak.
2021-03-03
UAE Non-Oil Private Sector Growth Remains Stable
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI stood at 51.2 in January of 2021, unchanged from the previous month. This was the second straight of expansion in the private sector, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Output growth eased slightly from December’s five-month high, but remained one of the quickest seen since the downturn linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, while new orders grew, due to higher export sales. At the same time, employment rose slightly, ending a year-long sequence of job shedding, while purchasing activity continued to rise. On the price front, input prices fell at the fastest pace since last April, due to a reduction in staff cost and a softer rate of purchase price inflation. As a result, businesses lowered their selling charges, although the rate of discounting was the softest in the current 28-month sequence of reduction. Finally, sentiment improved to the highest for three months.
2021-02-03

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.