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    Qatar Economy - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/qatar/qatar_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview: Oil and gas account for more than 55% of GDP, roughly 85% of export earnings, and 70% of government revenues. Oil and gas have given Qatar a per capita GDP comparable to that of the leading West European industrial countries. Proved oil reserves of 14.5 billion barrels should ensure continued output at current levels for 23 years. Production and export of natural gas are becoming increasingly important to the economy. Qatar's proved reserves of natural gas exceed 17.9 trillion cubic meters, more than 5% of the world total and third largest in the world. Long-term goals feature the development of offshore natural gas reserves. Since 2000, Qatar has consistently posted trade surpluses largely because of high oil prices and increased natural gas exports, and Qatar's economy is expected to receive an added boost as it begins to increase liquid natural gas exports.


      GDP: purchasing power parity - $17.2 billion (2002 est.)


      GDP - real growth rate: 3.4% (2002 est.)


      GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $21,500 (2002 est.)


      GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 0.4%
      industry: 67.6%
      services: 32% (2000)


      Population below poverty line: NA%


      Household income or consumption by percentage share: lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%


      Inflation rate (consumer prices): 1.9% (2002)


      Labor force: 280,122 (1997 est.)


      Unemployment rate: 2.7% (2001)


      Budget: revenues: $5 billion
      expenditures: $5.5 billion, including capital expenditures of $2.2 billion (FY02 est.)


      Industries: crude oil production and refining, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement


      Industrial production growth rate: NA%


      Electricity - production: 9.264 billion kWh (2001)


      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 100%
      hydro: 0%
      other: 0% (2001)
      nuclear: 0%


      Electricity - consumption: 8.616 billion kWh (2001)


      Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (2001)


      Electricity - imports: 0 kWh (2001)


      Oil - production: 864,200 bbl/day (2001 est.)


      Oil - consumption: 29,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)


      Oil - exports: NA (2001)


      Oil - imports: NA (2001)


      Oil - proved reserves: 14.51 billion bbl (January 2002 est.)


      Natural gas - proved reserves: 17.93 trillion cu m (January 2002 est.)


      Agriculture - products: fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish


      Exports: $10.9 billion f.o.b. (2002 est.)


      Exports - commodities: petroleum products, fertilizers, steel


      Exports - partners: Japan 42%, South Korea 18%, Singapore 5%, UAE 4% (2001)


      Imports: $3.9 billion f.o.b. (2002 est.)


      Imports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment, food, chemicals


      Imports - partners: France 18%, Italy 9%, US 9%, Japan 8%, UK 7% (2001)


      Debt - external: $15.4 billion (2002 est.)


      Economic aid - recipient: $NA


      Currency: Qatari rial (QAR)


      Currency code: QAR


      Exchange rates: Qatari rials per US dollar - 3.64 (2002), 3.64 (2001), 3.64 (2000), 3.64 (1999), 3.64 (1998)


      Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March

      NOTE: The information regarding Qatar on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Qatar Economy 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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