08 April 2018
The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) released its GDP data for the fourth quarter of 2017 at the end of March. With the full-year data for 2017 now available, we have revised up...
02 February 2018
Qatar’s population has increased 2.6% year-on-year to 2.644mn in January, according to Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS). But compared to December 2017, there was only a marginal...
31 December 2017
Qatar’s economy staged a sizzling turnaround in third quarter (Q3,2017) defying the nearly 7-month blockade imposed by the Arab quartet. The country’s Q3 real GDP grew sharply by 5.5 percent,...
02 September 2017
Qatar's population at the end of August 2017 was 2,446,000 people, marking a decrease of 1% from July 2017 and an increase of 2% from August 2016, the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics...
03 June 2017
Qatar's population has touched 2.7mn mark for the first time, according to information provided by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) on Thursday.   As per the latest figures...
08 February 2017
Qatar is home (albeit mostly a temporary one) to numerous people from around the world, who comprise the vast majority of its population, with Qataris being a minority for decades now. As the exact...
04 February 2017
Qatar's December trade surplus increased 21.7 percent from a year earlier, its only monthly rise in 2016, according to official figures. The country's surplus rose to AED10.7 billion ($2.9 billion)...
14 January 2017
Qatar’s Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) released GDP data for Q3 2016 last week. Real GDP growth accelerated from 1.8% in Q2 to 3.7% in Q3 owing to a recovery in the...
07 January 2017
Qatar is expected to have registered real economic growth of 3.7% year-on-year during the third quarter (Q3) of 2016 with the hydrocarbons segment expanding 2.7% and non-hydrocarbons by a higher 4.7...
11 November 2016
Qatar witnessed 63% increase month-on-month in building permits issued by various municipalities in October; with Al Da’ayen, Umm Slal, Wakrah and Doha recording the fastest expansion, according to...
30 October 2016
Qatar’s Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) released GDP data for the second quarter of 2016 last week. In real terms, the economy picked up by 2.0% year-over-year in the second...
05 October 2016
Stakeholders from Qatar’s public, private, academic, and research sectors gained insights that will guide their contribution to an in-depth overview of the nation’s research landscape, through a...

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