The Economic Complexity Index (ECI) ranked Qatar as the 37th largest export economy in the world and 83rd in terms of the economic complexity. The major exports of Qatar are petroleum gas ($55 billion), crude petroleum ($37 billion), ethylene polymers ($3 billion) and nitrogenous fertilisers ($1.56 billion). Among these export items, petroleum gas represent almost 50% of the total exports while crude petroleum accounts for about 34%.
Qatar’s export commodities are brought to its trading partners such as Japan ($33 billion), South Korea ($24 billion), India ($14 billion), China ($7.8 billion) and Singapore ($7.1 billion).
Qatar Country Profile
Official Name (Local Language)
Telephone Dial In
Qatar Exports Profile
Exports ($m USD)
Number of Export Products
Number of Export Partners
Top 5 export partners
% Partner Share
United Arab Emirates
Top 5 Export Products at HS 6 digit level
Natural gas, liquefied
Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou
Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation
Crude or unrefined sulphur
Mixed alkylbenzenes, nes
Chart Showing GDP Growth Compared to rest of world
GDP Composition for Qatar
fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish
liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilisers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair
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The country also serves as a hub for import commodities coming from the United States ($2.6 billion), China ($2.4 billion), the United Kingdom ($2 billion), Germany (around $2 billion) and the United Arab Emirates ($2 billion).
Qatar heavily imports cars ($2.6 billion), gas turbines (around $920 million), aircraft parts ($823 million), special purpose ships ($720 million) and iron ore ($660 million). Cars represent about 9% of the total imports then it is followed by gas turbines which comprises 3.4%.
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