The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI fell to a three-month low of 53.3 in September 2021 from 53.8 in August. Still, the latest reading indicated a robust improvement in business conditions in the non-oil economy, with output and new orders rising strongly. At the same time, export orders also returned to growth, after falling in each month since May, while purchasing activity rose for the third month running. Meantime, job creation slowed marginally, albeit from a 43-month high in August; while backlogs of work rose to the greatest extent in 1-1/2 years. Firms saw supplier delivery times lengthen slightly after a renewed improvement in August. On inflation, higher raw material prices continued to exert upward pressure on input costs, although the upturn was the least marked in four months. Notably, the weaker rate of inflation helped some firms to reduce their charges. Lastly, sentiment improved slightly after slipping to a five-month low in August. source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in the United Arab Emirates averaged 54.43 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 October of 2021.

Manufacturing PMI in the United Arab Emirates is expected to be 54.00 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 53.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Arab Emirates Non-Oil Private Sector PMI


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UAE Non Oil Private Sector PMI Lowest in 3 Months
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI fell to a three-month low of 53.3 in September 2021 from 53.8 in August. Still, the latest reading indicated a robust improvement in business conditions in the non-oil economy, with output and new orders rising strongly. At the same time, export orders also returned to growth, after falling in each month since May, while purchasing activity rose for the third month running. Meantime, job creation slowed marginally, albeit from a 43-month high in August; while backlogs of work rose to the greatest extent in 1-1/2 years. Firms saw supplier delivery times lengthen slightly after a renewed improvement in August. On inflation, higher raw material prices continued to exert upward pressure on input costs, although the upturn was the least marked in four months. Notably, the weaker rate of inflation helped some firms to reduce their charges. Lastly, sentiment improved slightly after slipping to a five-month low in August.
2021-10-05
UAE Private Sector Growth Stays Robust
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI edged lower to 53.8 in August 2021 from a two-year high of 54.0 a month earlier, as the economy recovered slowly from COVID-19 restrictions. New orders rose for the sixth straight month, although the rate of growth eased slightly from July's recent high; while export sales shrank for the fourth month in a row, due to shipping issues. Meantime, output went up faster, with employment growing the most since 2018 and backlogs of work accumulating further amid supply-chain pressures. Delivery times improved slightly, the first time since January. Prices data showed input buying rose for the second month running, with the pace of inflation still one of the quickest in the last three years. Output charges fell for the first time since May, amid efforts from other companies to offer discounts. Looking forward, sentiment weakened to its lowest in five months but remained positive.
2021-09-05
UAE Non-Oil Private Sector Grows the Most in 2 Years
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI increased to 54 in July 2021 from 52.2 a month earlier. This was the highest reading since July 2019, as demand continued to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Both output and new orders expanded to their highest levels since July 2019. At the same time, employment rose marginally, with the rate of job creation was the fastest since January 2019. Also, purchasing activity grew, after a slight decline in the prior month. On the price front, input cost inflation accelerated, as delays to shipments from Asia led to the worst lengthening of suppliers' delivery times since April 2020. As a result, firms to raise output charges for the second month running. Lastly, sentiment remained positive, due to hopes, that the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the Expo 2020 later this year would help to improve economic conditions.
2021-08-03
UAE Non-Oil Private Sector Grows the Least in 4 Months
The IHS Markit United Arab Emirates PMI inched down to 52.2 in June 2021 from 52.3 a month earlier, signaling a moderate expansion in the non-oil economy that was the slowest since February, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Output growth was hampered by raw material shortages, while new order growth softened, with new export orders fell sharply and at the quickest rate for just over a year. At the same time, employment rose marginally, the increase in staffing was the first seen since January and the fastest for nearly two-and-a-half years, with backlogs declining, after a two-month run of accumulation. On the price front, input cost inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in three months, leading firms to raise output charges for only the second time in nearly three years. Lastly, sentiment remained relatively mild.
2021-07-05

United Arab Emirates Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Manufacturing PMI 53.30 points Sep/21 53.80 61.20 44.10


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.