Qatar is ranked as the 49th largest export economy in the world and the 57th largest economy in the world (in terms of GDP). The major exports of Qatar are petroleum gas, crude petroleum, ethylene polymers, and nitrogenous fertilisers. Among these export items, petroleum gas represent almost 50% of the total exports while crude petroleum accounts for about 34%.
Qatar’s main export partners are Japan, China, South Korea, and Singapore.
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
Importing from Qatar: What is trade finance?
Trade finance is a revolving facility in which lenders offer financing options – it enables businesses to purchase products and can help ease the pressure from working capital issues.
Generally, an export finance bank will fund up to 100% of the cost of the products, including charges (e.g. insurance costs).
Trade finance offers upsides over more traditional bank financing, for example bridging mortgages or loans. Trade finance provides quick funding without affecting existing bank relationships.
How does it work?
If you’re a business importing or exporting goods around the world, then a trade finance facility would assist your company through offering a letter of credit (LC) or some form of cash advance.
I’m looking to import from Qatar, how can Trade Finance Global help, and how does it work?
If you’re looking to import inventory from other countries, you may require import finance, which is an agreement between yourself (the importer) and the foreign exporter. A non-bank lender will act as the intermediary, paying the foreign exporter on your behalf until you get the products and have then sold them to your buyer. Repaying the financier then occurs over an agreed period of time.
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