Statistical Year book of Abu Dhabi 2018
The Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi is pleased to present the Abu Dhabi Statistical Yearbook 2018, this annual publication, closely monitors a whole spectrum of indicators that gauge the comprehensive development taking place across the Emirate under the wise leadership of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and the sustained support and guidance of his HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of
Creating strategies to ensure development and reform towards a diversified economy in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi are amongst the key objectives of the supreme leadership of the Emirate. The sustained focus on these and other supporting objectives, combined with the competitive edge the emirate enjoys, placed Abu Dhabi's economy in a strong position, regionally and internationally.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is one of the most important economic indicators. It comprises the total of all goods and services produced in an economy, minus the intermediate goods and services consumed as inputs in the production process. It is also defined as the total value added to the economy by resident producers during the year. Non-oil GDP is another important indicator because it allows more in-depth analysis of developments in the economy by excluding the influence from the oil activity and its price fluctuations. Abu Dhabi's economy has strengthened continuously during recent times because of the focus towards the establishment of structures that is supportive of economic diversification and comprehensive development. As the most dynamic economy in the region, it has moved away from significant dependence on the public sector expenditures and reliance on unstable revenues from the oil sector towards an economy, which became more diverse across a wide range of core activities