The trade surplus in Qatar slightly widened to QAR 26.2 billion in November of 2022, from QAR 24.5 billion in the same period last year. Exports went up 8.2% to QAR 37.1 billion, led by sales of petroleum gases & other gaseous hydrocarbons (10.3%), crude petroleum oils & oils obtained from bituminous minerals, etc. (28.3%). Among major key partners, exports grew mainly China (18.9%), India (11.5%) and South Korea (10.9%). Meanwhile, imports surged 11.7% to QAR 10.9 billion, with purchases climbing particularly for turbojets, turbo-propellers & other gas turbines, parts thereof (69.1%), motor cars & other motor vehicles for transport of persons (39.4%) and electrical apparatus for line telephony, telephone sets etc (15.8%). Imports increased mainly from the US (18.5%), China (15%) and India (5.9%). source: Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics

Balance of Trade in Qatar averaged 22302.88 QAR Million from 2004 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 98671.00 QAR Million in August of 2012 and a record low of 4346.00 QAR Million in April of 2020. This page provides - Qatar Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Qatar Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2023.

Balance of Trade in Qatar is expected to be 28000.00 QAR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Qatar Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 45250.00 QAR Million in 2024 and 43000.00 QAR Million in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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Qatar Balance of Trade



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-11-30 10:20 AM Oct QAR25.1B QAR31.1B QAR36.9B
2022-12-28 08:00 AM Nov QAR26.2B QAR25.1B QAR22B
2023-01-28 09:30 AM Dec QAR26.2B QAR 33.8B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 26200.00 25100.00 QAR Million Nov 2022
Imports 10900.00 12915.00 QAR Million Nov 2022
Exports 37100.00 38015.00 QAR Million Nov 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
26200.00 25100.00 98671.00 4346.00 2004 - 2022 QAR Million Monthly

News Stream
Qatar Trade Surplus Widens in November
The trade surplus in Qatar slightly widened to QAR 26.2 billion in November of 2022, from QAR 24.5 billion in the same period last year. Exports went up 8.2% to QAR 37.1 billion, led by sales of petroleum gases & other gaseous hydrocarbons (10.3%) and crude petroleum oils & oils obtained from bituminous minerals, etc. (28.3%). Among major key partners, exports grew mainly China (18.9%), India (11.5%) and South Korea (10.9%). Meanwhile, imports surged 11.7% to QAR 10.9 billion, with purchases climbing particularly for turbojets, turbo-propellers & other gas turbines, parts thereof (69.1%), motor cars & other motor vehicles for transport of persons (39.4%) and electrical apparatus for line telephony, telephone sets etc (15.8%). Imports increased mainly from the US (18.5%), China (15%) and India (5.9%).
2022-12-28
Qatar Trade Surplus Widens, Exports and Imports Rise at Double-Digit
Qatar recorded a QAR 25.1 billion trade surplus in October of 2022, slightly higher than QAR 21.2 billion a year earlier as exports went up 26.3% to QAR 38 billion, led by sales of LNG, condensates, propane, butane (35.2%) and crude (33.2%). Most exports were sent to China, India and South Korea. Meanwhile, imports surged 45% to QAR 12.9 billion, mainly motor cars & other motor vehicles for the transport of persons (54.3%) and electrical apparatus for line telephony/telegraphy, telephone sets (61.6%). The US, China and Germany were the main import partners.
2022-12-01
Qatar Trade Surplus Continues to Widen
The trade surplus in Qatar widened to QAR 96.3 billion in September of 2022 from QAR 19.1 billion a year earlier. Exports went up 70.6% year-on-year to QAR 47.6 billion, the highest level since at least 2013, pushed by rising sales of petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons including LNG, condensates, propane, butane (104.2%); petroleum oils & oils from bituminous minerals (34.3%). Most exports went to China (14.6% of total shipments), followed by South Korea (12%) and India (10.6%). Meanwhile, imports jumped 28.6% to QAR 11.3 billion, the highest value in four years, led by purchases of turbojets and gas turbines (2.4%); cars and motor vehicles (34.1%); and parts of balloons, aircraft and spacecraft (61%). China was again the leading partner (14.5%), followed by the US (14.4%) and Turkey (8.1% share).
2022-10-31