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

Qatar trade surplus increased 74 percent year-on-year to 12.3 billion riyals in February of 2017 from 7.1 billion riyals a year ago. It was the biggest trade surplus since August of 2015. Exports jumped 22.5 percent to 20.5 billion riyals, boosted by sales of petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons (18.9 percent) and petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (51.8 percent). Sales went up to Japan (29.4 percent); South Korea (33.5 percent) and the UAE (100.6 percent). Imports declined 15.4 percent to 8.1 billion riyals as purchases fell for motor cars and other passenger vehicles (-34.4 percent) and parts of aircraft and helicopters (-58.9 percent). Imports declined from the US (-12.9 percent); the UAE (-13.9 percent) and Japan (-40.3 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-27 09:15 AM Dec QAR 10.8B QAR 9.7B QAR 7.6B
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
2017-04-27 09:00 AM Mar QAR 12.3B QAR 10.3B
2017-05-25 09:00 AM Apr
2017-06-27 09:00 AM May




Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 12321.00 10981.00 98671.00 4787.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 20473.00 20310.00 124265.00 14445.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 8152.00 9329.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account -6169.00 -5444.00 67844.00 -8958.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.30 23.60 106.80 -31.00 percent [+]
Capital Flows 3311.00 10813.00 10813.00 -227805.00 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 29.69 12.41 29.69 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 621.00 545.00 865.00 545.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.23 0.00 2.23 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2826.00 2611.00 2826.00 309.00 Thousand [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1251.00 511.00 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12321.00 10981.00 98671.00 4787.00 2004 - 2017 QAR Million Monthly



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