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

Qatar trade surplus increased 62.2 percent year-on-year to 11 billion riyals in January of 2017 from 8.8 billion riyals a year ago. It was the biggest trade surplus since October 2015. Exports jumped 16.2 percent to 20.3 billion riyals, boosted by sales of petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons (13.7 percent) and petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (25.9 percent). Japan was the top export partner with a share of 22 percent, followed by South Korea (17 percent), India (12 percent) and China (11 percent). Imports declined 12.9 percent to 9.3 billion riyals as motor cars and other passenger vehicles shrank 27.8 percent. China was the leading import partner with a share of 14 percent, followed by the United States (12 percent) and the United Arab Emirates (10 percent). Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 27975.77 QAR Million from 2004 until 2016, 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)
2016-12-27 09:00 AM Nov QAR 9.6B QAR 7.7B QAR 7.2B
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 09:00 AM Feb QAR 11B
2017-04-27 09:00 AM Mar
2017-05-25 09:00 AM Apr




Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 10981.00 10738.00 98671.00 4787.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 20310.00 19286.00 124265.00 14445.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 9329.00 8548.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account -5444.00 -8958.00 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 12.41 12.41 12.41 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 615.00 611.00 865.00 589.00 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 [+]



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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10981.00 10738.00 98671.00 4787.00 2004 - 2017 QAR Million Monthly



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