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

Trade surplus in Qatar narrowed to 7.7 billion riyals in October of 2016, compared to an 11.7 billion riyals surplus a year earlier. Exports plunged by 14.9% percent to 18.7 billion riyals, mainly driven by lower sales of petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons (-19.8 percent). Major exports destinations were Japan (21 percent of total sales); South Korea (16.3 percent); India (11 percent); China (8.5 percent) and the UAE (7 percent). In contrast, imports rose 6.5 percent to 11 billion riyals mainly due to increase in electrical apparatus for line telephony/telegraphy; telephone sets (48.1 percent) and for parts of aircraft and helicopters (+92 percent) while motor cars and other passengers vehicles went down (-28.1 percent). Main import partners were the USA (22.9 percent of total imports); Germany (10.4 percent); China (10.1 percent); the UAE (8.7 percent) and Japan (6.8 percent). Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 28430.82 QAR Million from 2004 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 98671.00 QAR Million in August of 2012 and a record low of 4787.00 QAR Million in April of 2016.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-29 10:30 AM Aug QAR 8.7B QAR 6.7B
2016-10-27 08:30 AM Sep QAR 8.8B QAR 8.7B QAR 8.2B
2016-11-28 09:05 AM Oct QAR 7.7B QAR 8.8B QAR 9.4B
2016-12-27 09:00 AM Nov QAR 7.7B QAR 7.2B
2017-07-27 11:00 AM June 7B
2017-08-27 09:00 AM July 7B




Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 7703.00 8815.00 98671.00 4787.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 18744.00 17133.00 124265.00 14445.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 11041.00 8318.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account -9268.00 -8228.00 67844.00 -9268.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.30 23.60 106.80 -31.00 percent [+]
Capital Flows 9113.00 -15938.00 9113.00 -227805.00 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 12.41 12.41 12.41 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 639.00 610.00 865.00 589.00 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 947.00 116.00 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7703.00 8815.00 98671.00 4787.00 2004 - 2016 QAR Million Monthly



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