Despite Blockade, Qatar's Trade Surplus Exceeds $4 Billion in Jan 2019


Qatar’s foreign merchandise trade balance showed a surplus of QR15.8 billion in January 2019, an increase of QR0.1 billion (0.8 percent) compared to January 2018, and decreased by QR0.05 billion or 0.3 percent compared to December 2018, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority’s (PSA) data on Tuesday.

In January 2019, the total exports of goods (including exports of goods of domestic origin and re-exports) amounted to QR24.7 billion, a decrease of 2.6 percent year-on-year (Y-o-Y), and 3 percent month-on-month (M-o-M).

The imports of goods in January 2019 amounted to QR8.8 billion. (Shutterstock)

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