A robust expansion in foreign portfolio and other investments helped Qatar report about 9% year-on-year growth in total overseas investments into the country during the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, notwithstanding the ongoing diplomatic and trade embargo, according to the official estimates.
A robust double-digit expansion in shipments to Asian countries helped Qatar's trade surplus grow more than 28% year-on-year to QR16.19bn in November 2018, according to official estimates.
Qatar's manufacturing sector saw robust gains; yet the industrial production decelerated in September on a yearly basis, according to the official estimates.
Qatar’s industrial production saw robust gains this August both on yearly and monthly basis, mainly on the back of stronger hydrocarbons and manufacturing sectors, according to official estimates.
Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) has released the Monthly Producer Price Index (PPI) of the industrial sector for July 2018 with the base year 2013.
Of the QR676.4bn total foreign investments, foreign direct investments (FDI) amounted to QR123.1bn or 18.2% of the total.
The country's Industrial Production Index (IPI) reported a 1.4% and 1.5% increase year-on-year and month-on-month respectively in April this year.
The country's total inward FDI stocks amounted to QR130.5bn in 2017 with other American countries contributing QR46.6bn, or 36%, of the total.