Qatar | Economic Forecasts | 2016-2020 Outlook

Overview Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
GDP Growth Rate -2.10 0.5 0.7 -1 0.8 1.2 percent [+]
Unemployment Rate 0.20 0.8 0.8 0.8 1 1.2 percent [+]
Inflation Rate 0.90 2.3 2.3 3.5 4 3.6 percent [+]
Interest Rate 5.00 5 5 5.5 5.5 6.25 percent [+]
Balance of Trade 12321.00 7900 8200 6900 14194 8600 QAR Million [+]
Government Debt to GDP 35.80 47 47 47 35.24 42 percent [+]
MARKETS Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Currency 3.64 3.68 3.71 3.82 3.79 4.37 [+]
Stock Market 10241.61 10300 10200 9880 9980 8320 points [+]
Government Bond 10y 3.24 3.37 3.41 3.44 3.47 4.01 percent [+]
GDP Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
GDP Growth Rate -2.10 0.5 0.7 -1 0.8 1.2 percent [+]
GDP Annual Growth Rate 1.70 4.3 1.9 2.1 2.5 3.5 percent [+]
GDP 164.60 231 161 240 144 269 USD Billion [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 1188481.00 1238529 1321952 1298114 1212751 1295753 QAR Million [+]
GDP per capita 74686.60 74390 74494 74598 74615 74621 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 132937.67 132409 132593 132777 132809 132819 USD [+]
Gdp Constant Prices 204624.00 194007 198796 198175 194445 196744 QAR Million [+]
LABOUR Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Unemployment Rate 0.20 0.8 0.8 0.8 1 1.2 percent [+]
Population 2.57 2.59 2.68 2.78 2.84 3.43 Million [+]
Employed Persons 2073704.00 2205344 2282625 2304266 2364006 2703657 [+]
PRICES Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Inflation Rate 0.90 2.3 2.3 3.5 4 3.6 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 108.60 109 109 109 109 110 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 196.30 195 195 195 195 195 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.5 0.05 -0.2 0.04 -0.1 percent [+]
Food Inflation -0.40 -1.08 -0.93 -0.96 -0.96 -0.96 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 116.70 116 116 116 116 116 Index Points [+]
MONEY Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Interest Rate 5.00 5 5 5.5 5.5 6.25 percent [+]
Money Supply M0 60940.60 58633 58271 58014 57865 57650 QAR Million [+]
Money Supply M1 136555.00 135602 136024 135864 135972 135931 QAR Million [+]
Money Supply M2 517392.00 524435 526894 527686 527924 527993 QAR Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 124434.70 124154 125707 124454 125483 124965 QAR Million [+]
Banks Balance Sheet 1264418.10 1320865 1352835 1385828 1419122 1780009 QAR Million [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 2.40 2.31 2.45 2.6 2.62 2.41 percent [+]
Loan Growth 14.10 18.7 15.18 19.1 15.23 16.2 percent [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 188619.50 188999 189082 189093 189095 189095 QAR Million [+]
TRADE Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Balance of Trade 12321.00 7900 8200 6900 14194 8600 QAR Million [+]
Exports 20473.00 20605 20649 20639 20656 20649 QAR Million [+]
Imports 8152.00 7633 7685 7673 7674 7674 QAR Million [+]
Current Account -6169.00 -8610 -9288 -9942 -10238 -11846 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.30 6.8 15.8 6.8 11.94 15.7 percent [+]
Capital Flows 3311.00 -23881 -24221 -22953 -21408 -20524 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 29.69 34.96 37.96 37.68 38.04 38.14 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 621.00 626 617 614 614 614 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.23 0.4 0.43 0.46 0.49 0.41 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2826.00 2985 3022 3059 3117 4060 Thousand [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1251.00 672 720 802 746 681 QAR Million [+]
GOVERNMENT Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Government Debt to GDP 35.80 47 47 47 35.24 42 percent [+]
Government Budget 16.10 -5.3 -5.3 -5.3 -4.2 -3.3 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value 123455.00 -35700 123908 -28500 128344 3880 QAR Million [+]
Government Spending 150476.00 149281 141074 132867 128312 81939 QAR Million [+]
Government Revenues 336557.00 187000 366487 192000 367860 267000 QAR Million [+]
Fiscal Expenditure 213102.00 231477 217588 203700 201910 181361 QAR Million [+]
BUSINESS Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Changes in Inventories 247.60 222 229 237 237 236 QAR Billion [+]
Ease of Doing Business 83.00 89 92 95 95 98 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.23 5.31 5.31 5.31 5.21 5.19 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 18.00 15 15 15 19 21 [+]
Business Confidence 20.20 22.98 21.79 22.03 21.87 22.73 [+]
Corruption Index 61.00 62 60 57 59 61 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 31.00 29 31 34 33 29 [+]
CONSUMER Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Consumer Spending 131681.00 137507 140824 144141 147104 188159 QAR Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 454189.70 464141 471077 477637 483867 535026 QAR Million [+]
Consumer Confidence 184.30 184 185 185 185 185 [+]
HOUSING Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Housing Index 279.10 293 292 292 292 292 Index Points [+]
Building Permits 638.00 589 589 587 587 587 [+]
TAXES Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 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 10 7.5 5 5 5 percent [+]
Social Security Rate For Companies 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 percent [+]
Social Security Rate For Employees 5.00 10 7.5 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. 4/23/2017