Qatar Balance of Trade  2004-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Qatar's trade surplus dropped 50.4 percent to 7.5 billion riyals in May of 2016 compared to a 15.2 billion riyals surplus a year earlier. Exports fell sharply by 31.4 percent, led by lower sales of petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons (-38.2 percent) and petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (-17.9 percent), and imports declined 1.1 percent, driven by lower purchases of parts of aircraft and helicopters (-45 percent) and motor cars & other motor vehicles (-33.6 percent). Compared with the previous month, the trade surplus increased by 57.3 percent from 4.8 billion riyals. Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 29815.42 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. Balance of Trade in Qatar is reported by the Qatar Central Bank.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7531.00 4787.00 98671.00 4787.00 2004 - 2016 QAR Million Monthly
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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-28 09:00 AM May QAR7.5B 4.5B
2016-08-29 09:00 AM Jun 9.4B

Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 7531.00 4787.00 98671.00 4787.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 14987.00 16598.00 124265.00 14445.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 10205.00 10813.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account 3173.00 10350.00 67844.00 -2127.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.30 23.60 106.80 -31.00 percent [+]
Capital Flows 15938.00 -14068.00 15938.00 -227805.00 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 12.41 12.40 12.41 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 671.00 625.00 865.00 589.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 2.23 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2826.00 2611.00 2826.00 309.00 Thousand [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 666.00 1262.00 3777.00 -1744.00 QAR Million [+]




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