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  • Country name : State of Qatar
  • Capital : Doha
  • Area : 11,571 km²
  • Population : 2,684,415 (2018)
  • Population growth rate : 2.7% (2017)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 78.9 years (2017)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 12.63% - 15-64 years : 86.36% - 65 years and over : 1%
  • Urbanisation : 99.32% (2016)
  • Labour force : 1.953 million (2017)
  • Gross Domestic Product :$171 billion (2017)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 3.1% (2017)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture: 0.2% ,industry : 50.3% - services : 49.5% (2017)
  • GDP – per capita : $108,786 (2017)
  • 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 : -7% (2017)
  • 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 : $56.26 billion (2017)
  • Exports to Belgium : $457.9 million (2017)
  • Exports – commodities : liquefied natural gas, petroleum products, fertilisers, steel
  • Exports – partners : Japan (20%), South Korea (15.5), India (13.1), China (8.2), UAE (5.5)  Singapore (5.3) (2017)
  • Imports in general : $26.69 billion (2017)
  • Imports from Belgium : $321.9 million (2017)
  • Imports – commodities : machinery, transport equipment, food, chemicals
  • Imports – partners : US (13.7%), Germany (9.8), UAE (9.2), China (8.6), Japan (7.2), UK (5.5), Saudi Arabia (4.6) (2017)
  • Current account balance : $3.9 billion (2017)
  • Budget : revenues : $41.47 billion - expenditures : $54.97 billion (2017)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $16.89 billion (31 December 2017)

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