Qatar Balance of Trade  2004-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Qatar trade surplus increased 70.7 percent year-on-year to 9.9 billion riyals in March of 2017 from 5.8 billion riyals a year ago. Exports jumped 18.4 percent to 19.7 billion riyals, boosted by sales of petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons (18.1 percent) and petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (61.8 percent). Sales went up to South Korea (19.2 percent); India (25.1 percent) and the UAE (4.9 percent). Imports declined 9.6 percent to 9.8 billion riyals as purchases fell for motor cars and other passenger vehicles (-9.2 percent); parts of aircraft and helicopters (-32.6 percent) and electrical apparatus for line telephony, telephone sets (-59.5 percent). Imports declined from the US (-11.8 percent); the UAE (-8.8 percent) and China (-8.9 percent). Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 27582.30 QAR Million from 2004 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 98671 QAR Million in August of 2012 and a record low of 4787 QAR Million in April of 2016.

Qatar Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-27 12:35 PM Jan QAR 11B QAR 10.8B QAR 12B
2017-03-27 08:30 AM Feb QAR 12.3B QAR 11B QAR 12B
2017-04-28 02:30 PM Mar QAR 9.9B QAR 11.5B QAR 10.3B
2017-05-25 09:00 AM Apr QAR 9.9B QAR 10B
2017-06-27 09:00 AM May
2017-07-27 11:00 AM June




Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 12321.00 11481.00 98671.00 4787.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 19658.00 19633.00 124265.00 14445.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 9786.00 8152.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account -6169.00 -5444.00 67844.00 -8958.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.50 8.40 106.80 -31.00 percent [+]
Capital Flows -8949.00 3311.00 10813.00 -227805.00 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 29.69 12.41 29.69 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 619.00 621.00 865.00 545.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.23 0.00 2.23 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2930.00 2826.00 2930.00 309.00 Thousand [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 939.00 1251.00 3777.00 -1744.00 QAR Million [+]

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Qatar Balance of Trade Notes

Qatar has been recording trade surpluses since 2004 mostly due to shipments of oil and liquefied natural gas (89 percent of total exports). Main imports are: transport equipment and parts; nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances and parts and base metals and articles thereof. Qatar´s main trading partner is Japan (28 percent of total exports and 8 percent of imports). Others include: India, China, United Arab Emirates and South Korea. This page provides - Qatar Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Qatar Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12321.00 11481.00 98671.00 4787.00 2004 - 2017 QAR Million Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 3107.00 Mar/17
Brazil 6969.00 Apr/17
Canada -134.70 Mar/17
China 380.48 Apr/17
Euro Area 30899.90 Mar/17
France -5353.00 Mar/17
Germany 25385.00 Mar/17
India -13249.19 Apr/17
Indonesia 1238.30 Apr/17
Italy 5418.04 Mar/17
Japan 481.75 Apr/17
Mexico -183.00 Mar/17
Netherlands 6719.00 Mar/17
Russia 12598.00 Mar/17
South Korea 13254.00 Apr/17
Spain -1458000.00 Mar/17
Switzerland 1968.25 Apr/17
Turkey -4492.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom -4900.00 Mar/17
United States -43706.00 Mar/17