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

Qatar trade surplus rose 32.9 percent to QAR 12.8 billion in November of 2017 from QAR 9.6 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports increased 15.9 percent from a year ago to QAR 21.7 billion, boosted by higher sales of petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons (6.2 percent) and petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, not crude (142.8 percent) and crude (23.5 percent). The most important export partners were: South Korea (19.1 percent of total sales), Japan (16.1 percent), India (12.3 percent) and China (11 percent). Imports decreased 2.0 percent year-on-year to QAR 8.9 billion, as purchases fell for motor cars and other passenger vehicles (39.2 percent) and other groups of commodities (-32.8 percent). Main import partners were: China (13.8 percent), the US (13.6 percent), India (5.9 percent), Germany (5.4 percent) and Japan (5.3 percent). Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 26134.68 QAR Million from 2004 until 2017, 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
2017-10-26 08:15 AM Balance of Trade QAR 12.5B QAR12.7B QAR 13.8B
2017-11-28 08:00 AM Balance of Trade QAR 8.7B QAR 12.6B QAR 11.9B
2017-12-26 11:00 AM Balance of Trade QAR 12.8B QAR 8.3B QAR 7.1B
2018-01-26 09:15 AM Balance of Trade QAR 12.8B QAR 13.1B
2018-02-27 12:35 PM Balance of Trade QAR 13.3B
2018-03-27 08:30 AM Balance of Trade QAR 13.6B


Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 12836.00 8290.00 98671.00 4795.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 21773.00 20984.00 124265.00 14445.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 8937.00 12694.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account 7990.00 3565.00 66727.00 -8958.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.50 8.40 106.80 -31.00 percent [+]
Capital Flows 42172.00 5300.00 42172.00 -227805.00 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 29.69 29.69 29.69 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 612.00 615.00 865.00 545.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.12 0.23 2.23 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2930.00 2826.00 2930.00 309.00 Thousand [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 743.00 1317.00 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12836.00 8290.00 98671.00 4795.00 2004 - 2017 QAR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia -628.00 Nov/17
Brazil 4997.77 Dec/17
Canada -2540.40 Nov/17
China 546.85 Dec/17
Euro Area 26272.60 Nov/17
France -5692.00 Nov/17
Germany 23700.00 Nov/17
India -14880.19 Dec/17
Indonesia -270.00 Dec/17
Italy 4829.68 Nov/17
Japan 113.36 Nov/17
Mexico 399.21 Nov/17
Netherlands 6041.00 Nov/17
Russia 11515.00 Nov/17
South Korea 5783.00 Dec/17
Spain -1621000.00 Nov/17
Switzerland 2633.00 Nov/17
Turkey -6320.40 Nov/17
United Kingdom -2804.00 Nov/17
United States -50497.00 Nov/17


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