The museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Qatar Imports (G&S, ann. var. %)

Imports in Qatar

The economy clocked a multi-year high GDP growth rate of 8.0% in Q4. The reading was driven by the impact of the FIFA World Cup, although the energy sector also recorded robust growth. Turning to 2023, available data is positive. The non-oil private-sector PMI rose sharply from February, recording the strongest reading since last July in April amid accelerating demand for goods and services. In addition, visitor arrivals in Q1 averaged over triple the level observed in Q1 last year and well above pre-pandemic levels, suggesting a durable boost to tourism from last year’s hosting of the World Cup. Moreover, energy output surged in annual terms in February–March. However, the end of the World Cup and higher interest rates have dampened the construction sector, with building permits declining year on year in Q1.

Qatar Imports Chart

This chart displays Imports (G&S, ann. var. %) for Qatar from 2011 to 2020.

Qatar Imports Data

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Imports (G&S, ann. var. %) -3.5 4.6 1.9 -8.9 -

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