Qatar - Foreign trade



Qatar's most important commodity exports are crude petroleum (56%), natural and manufactured gas (30%), and refined petroleum products (2.1%). Other exports include manufactured polymers (3.2%), steel (2.1%), and fertilizers (1.9%).

In 1999, imports were distributed among the following categories:

Qatar

Consumer goods 17.6%
Food 14.0%
Fuels 0.6%
Industrial supplies 27.1%
Machinery 23.5%
Transportation 17.0%
Other 0.2%

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Qatar

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Japan 5,216 358 4,858
Korea 1,952 174 1,778
Singapore 824 14 810
United Arab Emirates 513 225 288
United States 361 335 26
China (inc. Hong Kong) 332 97 235
Thailand 249 35 214
Sa'udi Arabia 115 183 -68
United Kingdom 17 253 -236
Germany n.a. 266 n.a.
France n.a. 178 n.a.

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