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  • Country name : State of Qatar
  • Capital : Doha
  • Area : 11,586 km²
  • Population : 2,123,160 (2014)
  • Population growth rate : 3.58% (2014)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 78.24 years (2013)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 12.5% - 15-64 years : 86.6% - 65 years and over : 0.9%
  • Urbanisation : 99.2% (2014)
  • Labour force : 1.553 million (2014)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $212 billion (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 6.5% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : industry : 73.6% - services : 26.4% (2012)
  • GDP – per capita : $144,400 (2014)
  • Natural resources : petroleum, natural gas, fish
  • Industries : liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilisers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, ship repair
  • Industrial production growth rate : 4.4% (2014)
  • Land use : arable land : 1.1% - permanent crops : 0.2% - other 98.7%
  • Agricultural products : fruits, vegetables, poultry, dairy products, beef, fish
  • Exports in general : $121.2 billion (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium : $1.07 billion (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : liquefied natural gas, petroleum products, fertilisers, steel
  • Exports – partners : Japan (26.6%), South Korea (19), India (12), Singapore (5.7), China (5.4) (2014)
  • Imports in general : $39.12 billion (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $226 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : machinery, transport equipment, food, chemicals
  • Imports – partners : US (14.2%), UAE (11), Saudi Arabia (8.3), UK (6.4), Japan (6) (2012)
  • Current account balance : $39 billion (2014)
  • Budget : revenues : $91.07 billion - expenditures : $67.32 billion (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $47.14 billion (31 December 2014)

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