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 1.80 2.9 3 3.3 3.7 3.43 percent [+]
Interest Rate 4.75 4.75 5 5 5.5 5.5 percent [+]
Balance of Trade 9630.00 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 3.71 3.75 3.79 3.82 4.37 [+]
Stock Market 10880.15 10100 10000 9920 9820 8270 points [+]
Government Bond 10y 3.55 3.77 3.8 3.84 3.88 4.48 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 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.1 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 2.34 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.38 2.44 Million [+]
Employed Persons 1863637.00 1933559 1939628 1953245 1959174 2022687 [+]
PRICES Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Inflation Rate 1.80 2.9 3 3.3 3.7 3.43 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 108.30 109 110 110 110 112 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 196.30 195 195 195 195 195 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.30 0.5 0.5 0.11 -0.2 -0.1 percent [+]
Food Inflation -3.20 -2.99 -2.95 -2.96 -2.96 -2.96 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 112.40 112 112 112 112 112 Index Points [+]
MONEY Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Interest Rate 4.75 4.75 5 5 5.5 5.5 percent [+]
Money Supply M0 52584.80 53238 53324 53392 53430 53484 QAR Million [+]
Money Supply M1 125201.00 124529 124477 124467 124466 124465 QAR Million [+]
Money Supply M2 495964.00 497896 498484 498726 498819 498860 QAR Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 125401.90 125849 125065 125690 125186 125394 QAR Million [+]
Banks Balance Sheet 1193268.60 1228270 1251839 1275631 1299389 1573587 QAR Million [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 1.60 1.96 1.97 1.99 2 2.26 percent [+]
Loan Growth 10.40 18.7 18.7 9.9 19.1 16.2 percent [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 189467.10 188451 188349 188336 188334 188334 QAR Million [+]
TRADE Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Balance of Trade 9630.00 5800 7900 8200 6900 8600 QAR Million [+]
Exports 18720.00 18043 17957 17964 17948 17953 QAR Million [+]
Imports 9090.00 7500 7633 7609 7612 7612 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 12.41 12.44 12.46 12.46 12.46 12.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 646.00 646 646 646 646 646 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 -7.9 -7.9 9.97 -7.9 3.5 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 20.40 19.83 20.73 20.05 20.24 20.26 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 69.69 70.13 69.75 69.36 65.74 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 23.01 22.26 22.89 23.52 27.41 [+]
CONSUMER Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Consumer Spending 113286.00 116177 118643 121109 123575 167724 QAR Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 445212.30 453590 459448 464958 470183 515296 QAR Million [+]
Consumer Confidence 185.20 184 184 184 184 185 [+]
HOUSING Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Building Permits 612.00 587 587 587 587 587 [+]
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. 1/18/2017