Posted on September 04, 2014

The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics released the seventh edition of (Qatar: Monthly Statistics) bulletin which includes a number of brief population, social and economic statistics that took place in last July. The bulletin statistics show that Qatar’s population reached 1.9 million in July after it was 2.2 million in June. The figures indicate that the number of marriages in July was 192 after it was 280, whereas the number of divorces attained 62 in July compared to 88 in June.

July’s total number of births slumped to 1609 children compared to 1833 in June. The total number of Qatari births reached 438, including 230 males. The number of deaths in the country increased from 183 ceases in June to 186 in July. The number of Qatari nationals deaths amounted to 36 . Fatal accidents (15 deaths), reported to traffic departments, reached 15 cases, whereas they were 16 in June. Major and minor injuries amounted 66 and 565 respectively.

The bulletin indicate that Madinat Khalifa Traffic Department was the highest in recording traffic accidents which amounted to 5436, the same department recorded the highest number of deaths (four) resulted from traffic accidents. Traffic violations plummeted to 124230 in July, a decrease of 30.4% compared to June. Economically, the bulletin points out that the July CPI attained 118 points, a slight rise of 0.3% compared to June in which it was 117.7 points.

The commercial banks’ total deposits in Qatar amounted to QR 575 billion in July, a drop of 2.7% vis-à-vis last June, where the total deposits reached approximately QR 591 billion. It is noteworthy that (Qatar: Monthly Statistics) bulletin is released on a monthly basis from the outset of 2014.  It is meant to identify the developments and changes that occur in the social and economic aspects in Qatar.