The economy of Qatar shrank by 6.1 percent from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2020, following a 0.9 percent growth in the previous period. It was the sharpest economic contraction since the first quarter of 2019, amid reduced activity due to Covid-19 containment measures coupled with low energy prices and plunging visitor arrivals. The hardest-hit sectors were transportation & storage (-39.5 percent); accommodation & food services (-38.7 percent); wholesale and retail trade and vehicle repair (-30.4 percent); arts, entertainment & recreation (-11.8 percent) and manufacturing (-11.3 percent). On a quarterly basis, the GDP contracted by 6.4 percent, the most in over a year, after a 1.4 percent decline in the prior period. source: Qatar Statistics Authority

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Qatar averaged 5.36 percent from 2009 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 32.90 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of -15.30 percent in the second quarter of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Qatar GDP Annual Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Qatar GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Qatar is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Qatar to stand at 5.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Qatar GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 4.00 percent in 2021 and 2.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

Ok
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.

Please Paste this Code in your Website
width
height
Qatar GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-6.10 0.90 32.90 -17.20 2009 - 2020 percent Quarterly
2018=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-01 06:00 AM YoY Q2 -1.4% 0.9% 2.2%
2020-04-08 12:25 PM YoY Q4 -0.6% -0.2% 2%
2020-07-31 12:00 AM YoY Q1 0.9% -0.6% -1.7%
2020-10-14 10:00 AM YoY Q2 -6.1% 0.9% -7.5%
2020-12-31 07:00 AM YoY Q3 -6.1% -1.5%
2021-04-08 12:25 PM YoY Q4
2021-07-31 12:00 AM YoY Q1
2021-10-14 10:00 AM YoY Q2


News Stream
Qatar GDP Contracts at Sharp 6.1% YoY in Q2
The economy of Qatar shrank by 6.1 percent from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2020, following a 0.9 percent growth in the previous period. It was the sharpest economic contraction since the first quarter of 2019, amid reduced activity due to Covid-19 containment measures coupled with low energy prices and plunging visitor arrivals. The hardest-hit sectors were transportation & storage (-39.5 percent); accommodation & food services (-38.7 percent); wholesale and retail trade and vehicle repair (-30.4 percent); arts, entertainment & recreation (-11.8 percent) and manufacturing (-11.3 percent). On a quarterly basis, the GDP contracted by 6.4 percent, the most in over a year, after a 1.4 percent decline in the prior period.
2020-10-14
Qatar GDP Contracts 0.6% YoY in Q4
The economy of Qatar shrank by 0.6 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2019, following a 0.2 percent contraction in the previous period, mainly dragged by a 3.4 percent decline in mining & quarrying activities. Output also fell in information & communication (-9.4 percent); professional, scientific and technical activities; administrative & support service activities (-1.8 percent); manufacturing (-1.5 percent) and construction (-1.8 percent). Conversely, notable growth was recorded in public administration (11 percent); accommodation & food services (14.3 percent); utilities (40.3 percent); transportation & storage (9.4 percent) and financial services (7.3 percent). On a quarterly basis, the GDP decreased by 1.4 percent over the previous period.
2020-04-08

Qatar GDP Annual Growth Rate
As Qatar has vast oil and natural gas reserves, mining is the main driver of the economy, contributing 58 percent of GDP. The second biggest sector is Services which accounts for 28 percent of total output. Within services the most important segments are: finance, insurance, real estate and business services (12 percent); government services (7 percent) and trade, restaurants and hotels (6 percent). The remaining 14 percent is contributed by manufacturing and construction.