Qatar's foreign merchandise trade stood at QR35.4bn in August 2021, showing a significant 67.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase from QR21.2bn, according to a Qatar Chamber newsletter, citing data from the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).
The fresh registration of private vehicles and heavy equipment outpaced the total sales of new vehicles year-on-year in September, hinting at demand generation and the bouncing back of economy.
A robust expansion, especially in gas and non-crude shipments, led Qatar's trade surplus to almost triple year-on-year to QR19.26bn in September, according to the official estimates.
The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) on Wednesday announced the results of the General Census of population, housing and establishments 2020, considered an important national project implemented according to the Cabinet decision no 4 for 2018.
A more than doubled export of petroleum gases helped Qatar register almost three-fold year-on-year jump in trade surplus to QR19.2bn in August 2021, according to official estimates.
Higher extraction of hydrocarbons and faster pace in the production, especially of refined petroleum products and chemicals, led Doha's industrial production index (IPI) jump 1.2% month-on-month in July, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).
Doha witnessed a robust month-on-month expansion in the building permits issued this March; outperforming other municipalities, according to the official statistics.
Qatar's real estate sector development was seen more concentrated outside the capital Doha as Al Rayyan, Al Daayen and Al Wakra together constituted 67% of the total building permits issued this February, according to the official statistics.
The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA), in collaboration with the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, will be carrying out the "Executive Opinion Survey" throughout March 2021.
A substantial expansion in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas as well as increase in certain manufacturing items led Qatar’s industrial production to jump 10.4% month-on-month in December 2020, as the country substantially lifted the Covid-19 related restrictions.
Qatar’s cost of living, based on consumer price index (CPI) inflation, rose 1.23% month-on-month in January 2021, mainly on account of costlier transport, furniture, communication and food, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).
Qatar’s industrial sector continued to gain momentum with the producer price index (PPI) surging more than 8% in December 2020 against the previous month’s level, aided by hydrocarbons and certain manufactured products