Economic Trivia

Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): Japan, South Korea, and India
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Plastics, and Fertilizers

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Liquefied Natural Gas; Crude Oil Production and Refining; Ammonia; Fertilizers

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $338,817,423,574 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.596% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $128,378 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 50/195 (2017)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.873% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 11.3% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -3.249% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 9.046% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $6,425,549,451 (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 1,975,202 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 1.26% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 55.097% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 43.643% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 0.122% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $63,458,791,209 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $72,397,252,747 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 57.827% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $985,989,011 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $17,527,197,802 (2017)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Qatar’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank