Qatar sees 131% growth in business establishments in 2010-20: PSA
October 15 2021 09:11 PM
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The faster expansion in the establishment of businesses was especially seen in the transportation an
The faster expansion in the establishment of businesses was especially seen in the transportation and logistics, construction, information and communication, administrative and support services, agriculture and mining, said the findings of the Qatar Census 2020, which was released early this week.

Qatar saw more than doubling of business entities as employment grew about 60% in the last one decade, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).
The faster expansion in the establishment of businesses was especially seen in the transportation and logistics, construction, information and communication, administrative and support services, agriculture and mining, said the findings of the Qatar Census 2020, which was released early this week.
The total number of business establishments stood at 71,203 at the end of 2020, showing a growth of 130.6% during 2010, and employment had grown 59.7% to 1.66mn during the review period.
The transportation and logistics sector saw 431.2% surge in business entities to 3,809 between 2010 and 2020. Such entities constituted 5.3% of the total business entities during 2020 compared to 2.3% during 2010. The employment within the sector had soared 263.4% during 2010-20.
The construction sector reported the second fastest growth at 380% to 12,092 establishments, which accounted for 17% of the total business establishments during 2020 against 8.2% during 2010. The employment within the sector had risen 31.2% over the last decade.
The information and communication sector saw the third fastest growth at 327.4% to 812 business establishments and the employment had seen a 124.1% growth over the last decade. The sector constituted 1.1% of the total number of businesses during 2020 compared to 0.6% during 2010.
There were as many as 20,444 business entities under wholesale and retail trade as well as automobile workshops, witnessing 28.7% growth over the last decade. The sector constituted 56% of the total business establishments during 2020 compared to 42.5% during 2010. The employment within this largest sector (in absolute terms) had grown 66.1% in the last 10 years.
The agriculture and fishing sector had seen as many as 9,936 business entities come up in the last once decade, showing a growth of 219%. Such establishments constituted 14% of the total business establishments during 2020 compared to 10.1% during 2010. The employment within the sector witnessed a 127.4% growth in the last one decade.
The manufacturing sector witnessed 28.2% increase in the number of business entities to 3,960 at the end of 2020. It constituted 5.6% of the total number of business establishments during 2020 against 10% during 2010.
The accommodation and food services establishments saw 162.9% surge to 5,116, which accounted for 7.2% of the total establishments during 2020 compared to 6.3% during 2010. The sector had seen employment 116.9% growth during 2010-20.
The mining and quarrying sector reported 108.7% growth in the number of business establishments to 430 in the last 10 years. It constituted 0.6% of the business establishments during 2020 against 0.7% during 2010. The employment within the sector had however retarded 61.9% during 2010-20.
The country had seen as many as 866 business entities related to the real estate activities sprang up in the last ten years, growing 100%. The sector constituted 1.2% of the total establishments during 2020 compared to 1.4% during 2010. The employment had seen a 125.2% growth during 2010-20.
The administrative and support services sector had witnessed 275.7% growth to 5,338 establishments between 2010 and 2020. It accounted for 7.5% of the total business establishments during 2020 compared to 4.6% during 2010. The sector had witnessed the maximum employment growth of 423.5% during 2010-20.
The other service segment saw as many as 2,891 business establishments in the last one decade. It constituted 4.1% of the total business entities during 2020 against 5.8% during 2010. The employment within the sector had seen a 129.9% surge during 2010-20.
 
 



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