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Abu Dhabi Q1 industrial production index up 16.6pc

ABU DHABI, July 15, 2019

Abu Dhabi’s Industrial Production Index rose by 16.6 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, rising from 122.3 per cent to 142.5 per cent during the monitoring period, a media report said.

The index also rose by 42.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, reaching 142.5 per cent, reported Emirates news agency Wam, citing figures released by the Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi (SCAD).

The list of activities that contributed to the index’s increase included coke and refined petroleum products activity, which increased 27.7 per cent.

The rise in the "manufacture of unclassified machinery and equipment" also contributed to the index’s increase in Q1 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, by 16.3 per cent, as the quantities of production of this activity increased by 95.5 per cent.

Other activities that contributed to the rise of the index include the "manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products", whose production volume rose by 103.8 per cent. Also, unclassified machinery and equipment contributed with 3.0 per cent to the overall increase between the two comparison periods.




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