Qatar trade surplus hits $9bn in July
Doha, August 26, 2014
Qatar foreign trade surplus rose to QR33.2 billion ($9.1 billion) in July from QR32.9 billion a year ago, preliminary data from the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics showed on Tuesday.
Exports of petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 1.2 per cent year-on-year to QR26 billion in July, stated the official data.
Analysts polled by Reuters in April expected Qatar's current account surplus to come in at 27 per cent of gross domestic product in 2014 and 22 per cent in 2015.-Reuters