Qatar Balance of Trade  2004-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Qatar trade surplus rose 23.7 percent to QAR 14.1 billion in February of 2018 from QAR 11.4 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports increased 14 percent from a year ago to QAR 22.4 billion, boosted by higher sales of petroleum gases & other gaseous hydrocarbons (+12.8%); petroleum oils & oils obtained from bituminous minerals such as crude (+12.6%) and not crude (+49.4%). Main export partners were South Korea (21.3% of total exports), Japan (18.5%), India (13.5%) and China (11.2%). Meanwhile, imports advanced 0.6 percent year-on-year to QAR 8.3 billion, as purchases went up for turbojets, turbo propellers & other gas turbines (+4.1%) and parts of balloons, aircraft & spacecraft (+9.3%). On the other hand, purchases declined for motor cars & other passenger vehicles (-1.9%). The most important import partners were: China (12% of total imports), the US (11.8%), India (7.4%) and Japan (6.9%). Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 25624.77 QAR Million from 2004 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 98671 QAR Million in August of 2012 and a record low of 4795 QAR Million in April of 2016.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-29 08:35 AM Balance of Trade QAR 14.8B QAR 12.8B QAR 13.1B
2018-02-27 01:30 PM Balance of Trade QAR 16.4B QAR 14.8B QAR 15.1B
2018-03-28 08:30 AM Balance of Trade QAR 14.1B QAR 15.7B QAR 16.5B
2018-04-27 02:30 PM Balance of Trade QAR 14.1B QAR 16.5B
2018-05-28 09:30 AM Balance of Trade QAR 16.9B
2018-06-19 01:20 PM Balance of Trade QAR 17.1B


Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 14053.00 15732.00 98671.00 4795.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 22371.00 25313.00 124265.00 10709.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 8318.00 9581.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account 10308.00 7990.00 66727.00 -8958.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.50 8.40 106.80 -31.00 percent [+]
Capital Flows -41610.00 -42172.00 10813.00 -227805.00 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 26.60 29.69 29.69 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 606.00 539.00 865.00 539.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.12 0.23 2.23 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2938.00 2930.00 2938.00 309.00 Thousand [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 816.00 743.00 3777.00 -1744.00 QAR Million [+]

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Qatar Balance of Trade

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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14053.00 15732.00 98671.00 4795.00 2004 - 2018 QAR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 825.00 Feb/18
Brazil 6280.75 Mar/18
Canada -2686.00 Feb/18
China -49.83 Mar/18
Euro Area 18897.50 Feb/18
France -5186.00 Feb/18
Germany 18400.00 Feb/18
India -13690.00 Mar/18
Indonesia 1091.70 Mar/18
Italy 3104.28 Feb/18
Japan 797.35 Mar/18
Mexico 1062.00 Feb/18
Netherlands 4514.00 Feb/18
Russia 12192.00 Feb/18
South Korea 6865.00 Mar/18
Spain -2167000.00 Feb/18
Switzerland 3215.34 Feb/18
Turkey -5760.71 Feb/18
United Kingdom -965.00 Feb/18
United States -57591.00 Feb/18


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