Qatar’s non-oil ex­ports jump 26.1% in Au­gust

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Qatar’s non-oil ex­ports wit­nessed a 26.1% year-on-year growth to reach QR2.26bn in Au­gust com­pared to QR1.79bn in 2017, fig­ures from Qatar Cham­ber’s lat­est re­port showed.

The monthly re­port was based on the 2,477 cer­tifi­cates of ori­gin is­sued by the cham­ber’s Depart­ment of Re­search, Stud­ies and Man­age­ment in Au­gust.

These in­cluded 2,173 gen­eral model cer­tifi­cates, 128 uni­fied cer­tifi­cates for GCC coun­tries (in­dus­trial), one cer­tifi­cate for the GCC (live­stock), 149 uni­fied Arab cer­tifi­cates of ori­gin, and 26 cer­tifi­cates of ori­gin for pref­er­ences.

Qatar Cham­ber di­rec­tor gen­eral Saleh bin Ha­mad al- Sharqi said he hopes to see more goods cov­er­ing other pro­duc­tion sec­tor, es­pe­cially those re­lated to achiev­ing self- suf­fi­ciency and food se­cu­rity in Qatar.

The re­port said 59 im­port­ing coun­tries were recorded in Au­gust com­pared to 60 in the pre­vi­ous month: 11 Arab coun­tries, in­clud­ing the Gulf Co- op­er­a­tion Coun­cil coun­tries; 16 Eu­ro­pean coun­tries, in­clud­ing Turkey; 18 Asian coun­tries, ex­cept Arab coun­tries; 11 African coun­tries, ex­cept Arab coun­tries; two North Amer­i­can coun­tries; and one from South Amer­ica.

Oman topped the list of im­port­ing coun­tries in Au­gust with to­tal im­ports worth QR800mn, rep­re­sent­ing 35.5% of the to­tal value of Qatar’s non-oil ex­ports.

This was fol­lowed by Hong Kong with QR301mn or 13.3%, Bel­gium (QR164mn, 7.3%); Sin­ga­pore (QR160mn, 7.1%); and the Nether­lands (QR128mn, 5.7%).

GCC coun­tries, the Sul­tanate of Oman and Kuwait, topped the blocs and eco­nomic groups re­ceiv­ing Qatar’s non-oil ex­ports with a to­tal of QR812mn, while Eu­ro­pean coun­tries, in­clud­ing Turkey, im­ported a to­tal of QR646­mon.

The group of Asian coun­tries, ex­clud­ing Arab na­tions, reg­is­tered to­tal im­ports worth QR638mn, while the group of Arab coun­tries, ex­clud­ing GCC coun­tries, amounted to QR83mn, fol­lowed by North Amer­ica, African coun­tries, ex­cept the Arab coun­tries, and South Amer­ica.

Al-Sharqi: Self- suf­fi­ciency and food se­cu­rity in Qatar.

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