Qatar | Economic Forecasts | 2016-2020 Outlook

Overview Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
GDP Growth Rate 3.60 0.3 0.5 0.7 1 1.2 percent [+]
Unemployment Rate 0.20 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.2 percent [+]
Inflation Rate 0.70 0.9 2.3 2.3 3.5 3.6 percent [+]
Interest Rate 5.00 5 5 5 5.5 6.25 percent [+]
Balance of Trade 10981.00 5800 7900 8200 6900 8600 QAR Million [+]
Government Debt to GDP 35.80 47 47 47 47 42 percent [+]
MARKETS Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Currency 3.64 3.68 3.71 3.75 3.82 4.37 [+]
Stock Market 10445.24 10600 10500 10400 10200 8560 points [+]
Government Bond 10y 3.48 3.47 3.51 3.54 3.58 4.13 percent [+]
GDP Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
GDP Growth Rate 3.60 0.3 0.5 0.7 1 1.2 percent [+]
GDP Annual Growth Rate 3.70 4.8 4.3 1.9 2.1 3.5 percent [+]
GDP 164.60 231 231 162 240 269 USD Billion [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 1188481.00 1188597 1282232 1465148 1369322 1402341 QAR Million [+]
GDP per capita 74686.60 76831 76936 77042 77147 81199 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 132937.67 134970 135190 135216 135243 135224 USD [+]
Gdp Constant Prices 204624.00 193232 194007 198796 198175 196744 QAR Million [+]
LABOUR Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Unemployment Rate 0.20 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.2 percent [+]
Population 2.57 2.49 2.59 2.68 2.78 3.43 Million [+]
Employed Persons 2073704.00 2182054 2205344 2282625 2304266 2703657 [+]
PRICES Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Inflation Rate 0.70 0.9 2.3 2.3 3.5 3.6 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 108.40 109 109 109 109 110 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 196.30 195 195 195 195 195 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.5 0.5 0 -0.2 -0.1 percent [+]
Food Inflation -0.50 -0.92 -1.4 -1.29 -1.3 -1.3 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 115.10 115 114 114 114 114 Index Points [+]
MONEY Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Interest Rate 5.00 5 5 5 5.5 6.25 percent [+]
Money Supply M0 62081.00 62366 60459 59899 59521 58990 QAR Million [+]
Money Supply M1 127099.00 127725 127636 127625 127624 127624 QAR Million [+]
Money Supply M2 500830.00 503812 505726 506263 506406 506447 QAR Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 123053.00 125318 122915 124534 123216 123753 QAR Million [+]
Banks Balance Sheet 1252847.40 1284861 1312432 1343049 1374728 1753220 QAR Million [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 1.60 1.96 1.97 1.99 2 2.26 percent [+]
Loan Growth 12.40 18.7 18.7 12.57 19.1 16.2 percent [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 188176.30 189243 190147 190260 190275 190278 QAR Million [+]
TRADE Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Balance of Trade 10981.00 5800 7900 8200 6900 8600 QAR Million [+]
Exports 20310.00 20890 21142 21222 21216 21229 QAR Million [+]
Imports 9329.00 10026 9904 9899 9903 9902 QAR Million [+]
Current Account -5444.00 -12945 -13908 -15742 -16652 -21481 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.30 6.8 6.8 15.8 6.8 15.7 percent [+]
Capital Flows 3311.00 -19371 -23881 -24221 -22953 -20524 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 29.69 37.33 34.96 37.96 37.68 38.14 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 615.00 610 612 613 613 613 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.23 0.37 0.4 0.43 0.46 0.41 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2826.00 2948 2985 3022 3059 4060 Thousand [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1251.00 1031 672 720 802 681 QAR Million [+]
GOVERNMENT Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Government Debt to GDP 35.80 47 47 47 47 42 percent [+]
Government Budget 16.10 -5.3 -5.3 -5.3 -5.3 -3.3 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value 123455.00 -35700 -35700 123908 -28500 3880 QAR Million [+]
Government Spending 150476.00 157489 149281 141074 132867 81939 QAR Million [+]
Government Revenues 336557.00 187000 187000 366487 192000 267000 QAR Million [+]
Fiscal Expenditure 213102.00 245366 231477 217588 203700 181361 QAR Million [+]
BUSINESS Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Changes in Inventories 247.60 214 222 229 237 236 QAR Billion [+]
Ease of Doing Business 83.00 73.42 75.17 76.91 78.66 70.65 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.23 5.24 5.24 5.24 5.24 5.25 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 18.00 17.68 17.68 17.68 12.39 11.06 [+]
Business Confidence 20.20 22.46 22.98 21.79 22.03 22.73 [+]
Corruption Index 61.00 64 62 60 57 61 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 31.00 23.01 22.26 22.89 23.52 27.41 [+]
CONSUMER Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Consumer Spending 131681.00 134189 137507 140824 144141 188159 QAR Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 452035.80 456656 463838 470675 477129 533532 QAR Million [+]
Consumer Confidence 184.30 184 184 185 185 185 [+]
HOUSING Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Housing Index 279.10 291 293 292 292 292 Index Points [+]
Building Permits 638.00 588 589 589 587 587 [+]
TAXES Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Corporate Tax Rate 10.00 10 10 10 10 10 percent [+]
Personal Income Tax Rate 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 percent [+]
Social Security Rate 5.00 5 5 5 5 5 percent [+]
Social Security Rate For Companies 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 percent [+]
Social Security Rate For Employees 5.00 5 5 5 5 5 percent [+]





Economic Forecasts for Qatar including a long-term outlook for the next decades, plus medium-term expectations for the next four quarters and short-term market predictions for the next release affecting the Qatar economy. 3/25/2017