$ 2.36 billion trade surplus in December


  India ranked first in Qatar's exports in December (AFP)</p><div><p>Record <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/economy/17-%D9%85%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%B6%C2%A0%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B2%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B7%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%B3%D8%A8%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%A8%D8%B1" rel="noopener">The Qatari Trade Balance</a> A surplus of 8.6 billion riyals (2.3 billion dollars) last December, registering that <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/%D9%82%D8%B7%D8%B1-42-%D9%85%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%B6-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B2%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AB%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%8A-%D9%85%D9%86-2020" rel="noopener">Down</a> The amount of 5.7 billion riyals ($ 1.56 billion), or 39.8% compared to the same month of the year 2019, and a decrease of 500 million riyals, or 5.2% compared to last November.<br/>The Qatar Planning and Statistics Authority stated, in a statement issued today, Wednesday, that the total value of Qatari exports during last December amounted to about 17.1 billion riyals, an annual decrease of 27.3%, and a monthly increase of 3.3% compared to last November.<br/>As for the value of merchandise imports, they increased by 8% on an annual basis, to reach about 8.5 billion riyals, while they increased by 13.4% on a monthly basis.<br/>The value of exports of "oil gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons" which represent liquefied natural gas, condensate, propane and butane, on an annual basis, decreased to about 9.4 billion riyals, by 36.8%, and the value of "petroleum oils and crude mineral oils oils" decreased to about 3 Billions of riyals, by 26.7%, and the value of exports of "petroleum oils and oils obtained from continental non-raw mineral materials" to reach about 1.5 billion riyals, by 8.2%.

India topped the destination countries for Qatar’s exports, with a value of 2.83 billion riyals, or 16.5% of the total value of Qatari exports, followed by China with 2.75 billion riyals, or 16.1%, and then Japan with 2.7 billion riyals, or 15.7%.
On an annual basis, a group of “jet turbines and propellers, other gas turbines and parts thereof” came to the top of the list of commodity imports, with a value of 500 million riyals, a decrease of 40.9%, followed by a group of “electrical equipment for the telephone, including network transmitters and parts” by about 400 One million riyals, an increase of 16.4%, and a group of regular aircraft or helicopter parts decreased by 24.1%, and its value was 200 million riyals.
In terms of imports according to the main countries of origin, China ranked first with 1.3 billion riyals, 15.2% of the total value of merchandise imports, then the United States of America with 1.2 billion riyals, or 13.7%, followed by Germany with 700 million riyals, or 7.7%. %.


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