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UAE’s manufacturing sector contributes billions to GDP in 2018


Source: Zawya

The manufacturing sector's contribution to the UAE's non-oil GDP grew 2.5% to AED 122bn in real prices in 2018 from AED 119.7bn in 2017, according to figures revealed by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority.


The sector has maintained its steady growth over the past five years, with its gross output growing 5% in 2017 as compared to 2016, during which manufacturing industries hit a growth rate of 4.8%.