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

The trade surplus in Qatar widened by 44.5% to QAR 18.0 billion in June of 2018 from QAR 12.5 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports jumped 46.3% to QAR 26.9 billion from QAR 18.4 billion a year earlier, mainly boosted by higher sales of petroleum gases & other gaseous hydrocarbons (+31%) and crude - petroleum oils & oils obtained from bituminous minerals (+107.7%). Main export partners were: Japan (17.6% of total exports); South Korea (14.2%) and Singapore (11.8%). Meanwhile, imports rose 50.1% to QAR 8.9 billion from QAR 5.9 billion in June of 2017, driven by purchases of electrical apparatus for line telephony/telegraphy, telephone sets & parts thereof (+46.2%). On the other hand, arrivals decreased for motor cars & other motor vehicles for the transport of persons (-11.7%) and parts of balloons; parts of aircraft, spacecraft (-6.6%). Main import partners were: the USA (26% of total imports); China (13.6%) and India (5.1%). Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 25197.59 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
2018-05-28 09:20 AM Balance of Trade QAR 14.7B QAR 13.3B QAR 16.9B
2018-06-27 10:30 AM Balance of Trade QAR 14.9B QAR 14.8B QAR 17.1B
2018-08-01 09:35 AM Balance of Trade QAR 18.0B QAR 14.9B QAR 16.7B
2018-08-24 11:00 AM Balance of Trade QAR 18.0B QAR 17.8B
2018-09-27 06:30 AM Balance of Trade QAR 10.2B
2018-10-26 08:15 AM Balance of Trade QAR 16.8B


Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 18004.00 14884.00 98671.00 4795.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 26916.00 24842.00 124265.00 10709.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 8912.00 9958.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account 11788.00 10308.00 66727.00 -8958.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.80 -5.40 106.80 -31.00 percent [+]
Capital Flows 178.00 -14167.00 10813.00 -227805.00 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 26.60 26.60 29.69 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 619.00 622.00 865.00 539.00 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 -5189.00 713.00 3777.00 -5189.00 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18004.00 14884.00 98671.00 4795.00 2004 - 2018 QAR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1873.00 Jun/18
Brazil 4227.00 Jul/18
Canada -625.50 Jun/18
China 280.50 Jul/18
Euro Area 22509.60 Jun/18
France -6248.00 Jun/18
Germany 21792.00 Jun/18
India -18020.00 Jul/18
Indonesia -2030.30 Jul/18
Italy 5071.00 Jun/18
Japan -231.21 Jul/18
Mexico -897.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 4813.00 Jun/18
Russia 15555.00 Jun/18
South Korea 7006.00 Jul/18
Spain -2153628.00 May/18
Switzerland 1308.99 Jun/18
Turkey -5496.69 Jun/18
United Kingdom -1861.00 Jun/18
United States -46348.00 Jun/18


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