Qatar Balance of Trade  2004-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Qatar trade surplus jumped 41.5 percent to QAR 12.5 billion in September 2017 from QAR 8.8 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports increased 20 percent from a year ago to QAR 20.6 billion, boosted by higher sales of petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, not crude (118.7 percent) and crude (81.5 percent), and other groups of commodities (21.8 percent). Among major trading partners, sales went up to Singapore (196.4 percent), China (76 percent), South Korea (10.9 percent), Japan (6.4 percent) and India (1.2 percent). Meanwhile, imports shrank 2.8 percent to QAR 8.1 billion amid sanctions imposed by other Gulf states. Purchases fell for motor cars and other motor vehicles (-39.9 percent); turbojets, turbo propellers and other gas turbines, parts thereof (-20.9 percent) and parts of aircraft and helicopters (-3.4 percent). Imports declined from Germany (-22.9 percent), Japan (-18.6 percent) and the US (-17.9 percent). Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 26328.07 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
2017-08-24 11:00 AM Balance of Trade QAR 11.9B QAR 12.5B
2017-09-27 06:30 AM Balance of Trade QAR12.6B QAR 12.0B QAR 14.1B
2017-10-26 08:15 AM Balance of Trade QAR 12.5B QAR12.7B QAR 13.8B
2017-11-28 09:05 AM Balance of Trade QAR 12.5B QAR 11.9B
2017-12-27 09:00 AM Balance of Trade


Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 12479.00 12698.00 98671.00 4795.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 20564.00 21385.00 124265.00 14445.00 QAR Million [+]
Imports 8085.00 8687.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account 3565.00 1086.00 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 26.58 26.58 29.69 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 616.00 611.00 865.00 545.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.23 0.00 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12479.00 12698.00 98671.00 4795.00 2004 - 2017 QAR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1745.00 Sep/17
Brazil 5201.00 Oct/17
Canada -3179.70 Sep/17
China 381.74 Oct/17
Euro Area 26364.90 Sep/17
France -4669.00 Sep/17
Germany 24100.00 Sep/17
India -14018.80 Oct/17
Indonesia 895.00 Oct/17
Italy 3989.78 Sep/17
Japan 285.36 Oct/17
Mexico -1886.40 Sep/17
Netherlands 6258.00 Sep/17
Russia 10222.00 Sep/17
South Korea 7300.00 Oct/17
Spain -3226685.00 Aug/17
Switzerland 2917.62 Sep/17
Turkey -8134.57 Sep/17
United Kingdom -2754.00 Sep/17
United States -43495.00 Sep/17