Imports to Qatar rose 1.7 percent year-on-year to QAR 9.7 billion in November 2019, due to higher purchases of motor cars & other motor vehicles (9.3 percent); parts of balloons, aircraft and spacecraft (28.4 percent) and Electrical apparatus for line telephony/telegraphy and telephone sets (40.4 percent). Imports increased from the US (1.1 percent) and the UK (2.0 percent). Imports in Qatar averaged 11288.94 QAR Million from 2004 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 28435 QAR Million in February of 2012 and a record low of 3911 QAR Million in August of 2004.

Imports in Qatar is expected to be 9480.00 QAR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Qatar to stand at 8750.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Qatar Imports is projected to trend around 9750.00 QAR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Qatar Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9673.00 8350.00 28435.00 3911.00 2004 - 2019 QAR Million Monthly

Qatar Imports
Qatar main imports are: transport equipment and parts (19 percent of total imports); nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances and parts (15 percent); base metals and articles thereof (11 percent) and electrical machinery and equipment and parts (10.7 percent). Main import partners are: United States (11 percent of total imports), China (10 percent), Japan (8.2 percent), United Arab Emirates (8 percent) and Germany (7 percent). Others include: Italy, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, India and Switzerland.

Qatar Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 12502.00 11705.00 98671.00 4795.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account 1877.00 6200.00 66727.00 -8942.00 QAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.70 3.80 106.80 -31.00 percent [+]
Imports 9673.00 8350.00 28435.00 3911.00 QAR Million [+]
Exports 22175.00 19201.00 124265.00 10709.00 QAR Million [+]
Capital Flows 12780.00 5783.00 15937.00 -227805.00 QAR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 42.21 39.10 42.21 0.59 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 1520.00 1520.00 1520.00 539.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1137.00 -6990.00 3777.00 -6990.00 QAR Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.03 0.06 2.23 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1819.00 2256.00 2941.00 309.00 Thousand [+]


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