A substantial expansion in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas as well as increase in certain manufacturing items led Qatar’s industrial production to jump 10.4% month-on-month in December 2020, as the country substantially lifted the Covid-19 related restrictions.
Qatar’s cost of living, based on consumer price index (CPI) inflation, rose 1.23% month-on-month in January 2021, mainly on account of costlier transport, furniture, communication and food, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).
Qatar’s industrial sector continued to gain momentum with the producer price index (PPI) surging more than 8% in December 2020 against the previous month’s level, aided by hydrocarbons and certain manufactured products
Qatar saw a strong double-digit month-on-month surge in exports to India and Singapore as the country recorded an overall trade surplus of QR8.59bn in December 2020, according to the official estimates.
Qatar’s private sector, especially the construction segment, is poised for a good start this year as prospects brightened with the overall building permits issued saw a robust double-digit growth month-on-month in December 2020, according to the official statistics.
The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) has announced an extension of the data e-registration period for Qatar Census 2020 until mid-January.
HE the President of the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) Dr Saleh bin Mohamed al-Nabit said that Qatar has scored an important achievement and has a pioneering experience in the online census
More-than-doubled exports of non-crude and a double-digit growth in shipments of crude led Qatar’s trade surplus to jump more than 28% to QR9.06bn in November 2020 compared to October this year, according to official statistics.
The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) has launched a cutting-edge application called ‘Qatar Statistics’ for smart mobile devices, according to PSA president Dr Saleh bin Mohamed al-Nabit.