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

Qatar trade surplus rose 49.3 percent to QAR 14.7 billion in April of 2018, from QAR 9.9 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports jumped 27.3 percent from a year ago to QAR 24 billion, boosted by higher sales of petroleum gases & other gaseous hydrocarbons (+22.9%); petroleum oils & oils obtained from bituminous minerals such as crude (+41.5%) and not crude (+83.7%). Main export partners were Japan (19.6% of total exports), South Korea (17.1%), China (10.7%), India (9%) and Singapore (7.3%). Meanwhile, imports advanced at a much slower pace of 3.1 percent year-on-year to QAR 9.2 billion, as purchases went up for parts of balloons, aircraft & spacecraft (+19%), while imports dropped for motor cars & other passenger vehicles (-4.9%) and electrical equipment for line telephony & parts thereof (-35.5%). The most important import partners were China (10.8% of total imports), the US (10.5%), India (8.7%), Japan (8.1%) and Germany (6%). Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 25378.89 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
2018-03-28 08:30 AM Balance of Trade QAR 14.1B QAR 15.7B QAR 16.5B
2018-04-30 01:30 PM Balance of Trade QAR 13.4B QAR 14B QAR 16.5B
2018-05-28 09:20 AM Balance of Trade QAR 14.7B QAR 13.3B QAR 16.9B
2018-06-25 01:20 PM Balance of Trade QAR 14.7B QAR 17.1B
2018-08-01 11:20 AM Balance of Trade QAR 13.3B
2018-08-24 11:00 AM Balance of Trade QAR 17.5B


Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 14744.00 13323.00 98671.00 4795.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 23955.00 23843.00 124265.00 10709.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 9211.00 10521.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account 10308.00 7990.00 66727.00 -8958.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.80 -5.40 106.80 -31.00 percent [+]
Capital Flows -14167.00 -41610.00 10813.00 -227805.00 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 26.60 26.60 29.69 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 601.00 578.00 865.00 539.00 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 713.00 816.00 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14744.00 13323.00 98671.00 4795.00 2004 - 2018 QAR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 977.00 Apr/18
Brazil 5981.00 May/18
Canada -1902.20 Apr/18
China 249.22 May/18
Euro Area 16704.70 Apr/18
France -4954.00 Apr/18
Germany 20413.00 Apr/18
India -14620.00 May/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 2937.96 Apr/18
Japan -578.32 May/18
Mexico -289.15 Apr/18
Netherlands 3841.00 Apr/18
Russia 15316.00 Apr/18
South Korea 6732.00 May/18
Spain -3050045.00 Apr/18
Switzerland 2255.00 May/18
Turkey -6690.00 Apr/18
United Kingdom -5280.00 Apr/18
United States -46199.00 Apr/18


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