Economy of Qatar

Imports
Imports commoditiesmachinery and transport equipment, food, chemicals
Import partnersUS 14.2%, UAE 11.4%, Saudi Arabia 8.6%, UK 6.4%, Japan 6%, China 4.8%, Germany 4.7%, Italy 4.4%, France 4.4% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiesliquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilizers, steel
Export partnersJapan 26.7%, South Korea 19%, India 12.1%, Singapore 5.7%, China 5.4% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productsfruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish
Industrial productsliquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair
Economy
Unemployment0.30 % (2013)0.50 % (2012)0.40 % (2011)
Unemployment of Qatar
GDP - Official Exchange Rate213 Billion $ (2013)190 Billion $ (2012)170 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Qatar
GDP growth rate5.50 % (2013)6.20 % (2012)14.1 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Qatar
GDP per Capita (PPP)102 Thousand $ (2013)101 Thousand $ (2012)101 Thousand $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Qatar
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity199 Billion $ (2013)185 Billion $ (2012)178 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Qatar
GDP PPP per land area17.2 Million $ per square kilometer (2013)16.0 Million $ per square kilometer (2012)15.3 Million $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Qatar
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate4.50 % (2012)3.50 % (2010)5.50 % (2009)
Central bank discount rate of Qatar
Commercial bank prime lending rate5.30 % (2013)5.38 % (2012)4.60 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Qatar
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP0.10 % (2013)0.10 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP72.2 % (2013)72.4 % (2012)
Services % of GDP27.7 % (2013)27.5 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals2.46 Million (2012)2.53 Million (2011)1.52 Million (2010)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Qatar
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio126 % (2012)298 % (2011)86.8 % (2010)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Qatar
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)30.6 % of GDP (2013)32.8 % of GDP (2012)34.0 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Qatar
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)32.4 % of GDP (2012)30.6 % of GDP (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total)47.6 Billion $ (2013)61.6 Billion $ (2012)52.0 Billion $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Qatar
External Debt (Total)149 Billion $ (2013)135 Billion $ (2012)126 Billion $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Qatar
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)70.1 % of GDP (2013)71.0 % of GDP (2012)74.0 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Qatar
External Debt per Capita73,148 $ (2013)69,072 $ (2012)148 Thousand $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Qatar