Qatar posts QR2.24bn non-oil exports in November 2018
December 15 2018 08:15 PM
Qatar posts QR2.24bn non-oil exports in November 2018
Qatar posts QR2.24bn non-oil exports in November 2018


Qatar’s non-oil exports registered strong growth with a 13.3% year-on-year increase to reach QR2.24bn in November 2018, private sector leader Qatar Chamber said in its monthly report on Saturday.

The report was prepared by the chamber’s Department of Research, Studies, and Management of Member Affairs, which said 2,962 certificates of origin were issued last month.

These include 2,701 general model certificates, 103 unified certificates for the GCC countries (industrial) and one for livestock, 134 unified Arab certificates of origin, and 23 certificates of origin for preferences.

The report said 67 countries received Qatar’s non-oil exports last month compared to 61 countries in October 2018. The importers include 13 Arab countries, including the Gulf Co-operation Council countries; 15 European countries, including Turkey; 20 Asian countries except for the Arab countries; 13 African countries except for Arab countries; and five North and South American countries, as well as Australia.

According to the report, Oman received QR525.9mn or 23.4% of the total value of non-oil exports for the month. Next was the Netherlands with QR342.8mn or 15.3%, followed by the UK (QR211.8mn or 9.4%), Singapore (QR157.5mn, 7%), and China (QR143.5mn, 6.4%).

Other importing countries include Bangladesh, Denmark, Germany, India, and Turkey. The first 10 countries accounted for 86.05% of total non-oil exports in the said month.

The group of European countries, including Turkey topped the blocs and the economic groups receiving Qatar’s non-oil exports last month worth QR882.56mn. The group of Asian countries, excluding Arab countries imported QR663.96mn worth of goods from Qatar.

Oman and Kuwait’s (GCC) total imports stood at QR558.34mn, followed by the group of Arab countries, excluding the GCC countries with QR64.71mn. African countries, excluding Arab countries, North American and South American countries, and Australia registered varying values, the report said.

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