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

Qatar's trade surplus widened 39.5 percent year-on-year to QR 17.5 billion in August of 2018 from a QR 12.6 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports jumped 23.3 percent to QR 26.4 billion, mainly boosted by domestic sales (up 25.6%) while re-exports tumbled (down 38.6%). Sales rose for petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons (28.1%); petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals - crude (15.7%); petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals -not crude (20.4%). Main exports partners were India (16.6% of total exports); South Korea (16.6% share), and Japan (14.9% share). Imports edged up 0.3 percent to QR 8.9 billion. Purchases of Turbojets, Turbo propellers and other gas turbines, part thereof, the country's top imports tumbled 39 percent. The highest share of imports came from the US (26% of total imports); China (11.1% share), and India (6.2% share). Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 25114.38 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
2018-08-01 09:35 AM Balance of Trade QAR 18.0B QAR 14.9B QAR 16.7B
2018-08-27 12:10 PM Balance of Trade QAR 16.9B QAR 18.0B QAR 17.8B
2018-09-27 06:30 AM Balance of Trade QAR17.5B QAR 16.9B QAR 10.2B
2018-10-26 08:15 AM Balance of Trade QAR17.5B QAR 17.9B
2018-11-28 08:00 AM Balance of Trade QAR 17.4B
2018-12-27 09:00 AM Balance of Trade QAR 18.1B


Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 17520.00 16888.00 98671.00 4795.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 26412.00 26607.00 124265.00 10709.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 8892.00 9719.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account 13875.00 11788.00 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 570.00 612.00 865.00 539.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -5189.00 713.00 3777.00 -5189.00 QAR Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.12 0.23 2.23 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2256.00 2938.00 2938.00 309.00 Thousand [+]

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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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17520.00 16888.00 98671.00 4795.00 2004 - 2018 QAR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Argentina -1127.00 Aug/18
Australia 1604.00 Aug/18
Brazil 4971.00 Sep/18
Canada 526.10 Aug/18
China 316.93 Sep/18
Euro Area 11671.20 Aug/18
France -5632.00 Aug/18
Germany 17174.00 Aug/18
India -13980.00 Sep/18
Indonesia 227.10 Sep/18
Italy 2564.00 Aug/18
Japan 139.56 Sep/18
Mexico -2590.00 Aug/18
Netherlands 3463.00 Aug/18
Russia 15797.00 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 3685.26 Sep/18
South Africa 8794.70 Aug/18
South Korea 9746.00 Sep/18
Spain -3247700.00 Jul/18
Switzerland 1447.00 Sep/18
Turkey -2421.79 Aug/18
United Kingdom -1274.00 Aug/18
United States -53237.00 Aug/18


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