Qatar trade surplus widens to $29bn in Q1
Doha, May 29, 2013
Qatar's foreign trade surplus widened to 107.0 billion riyals ($29.4 billion) in the first quarter of 2013 from 96.7 billion riyals in the previous three months, preliminary data from the Qatar Statistics Authority showed on Wednesday.
Exports of petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons grew 9.4 percent year-on-year to 85.0 billion riyals in January-March, the data also showed.
Analysts polled by Reuters in April expected Qatar's current account surplus would be 25.5 percent of GDP in 2013 and 20.0 percent in 2014. - Reuters