More than 3,800 new vehicles registered in July: ministry
August 29 2017 08:04 PM


Some 3,839 new vehicles were registered in Qatar last month, the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics said while noting this was 14.1% lower than in the previous month.
In June, some 4,471 new vehicles were registered in Qatar. 
MDPS, in its monthly statistical bulletin, said there was a significant increase in the number of sold properties in July. 
The number stood at 238, a 76.3% increase compared to June. 
The bulletin shows a decrease in the total value of sold properties, which has stood at nearly QR1.83bn in July, down 48.8% on the previous month. 
According to MDPS, Qatar’s population stood at 2.4mn in July, up 6.3% on the same period last year. In July, 2016 the country’s population stood at about 2.3mn. 
MDPS statistics showed that Qatar recorded a total of 2,205 births in July and as many as 172 deaths in the same month. 
The total number of registered marriages was 299 in July, while the total number of divorce cases was 63 during the same month. 
On the beneficiaries of social security, the bulletin put their number at 13,649 in July. The total value of social security reached nearly QR78.3mn in July. 
With regard to electricity and water consumption, the bulletin said the total electricity utilisation during July was 4,521.8GWh, attaining a monthly increase of 4.6% compared with June. 
Total water consumption reached 45,304,7000m3 during the same month, registering a monthly decrease of 3.3%.
The number of building permits was 629 during July, up 53% on June.
A total of 451 traffic cases were recorded during July, resulting in a monthly decrease of 7.4% compared to June. At the same time, as many as 11 deaths in relation to traffic cases were registered last month.
MDPS said the total number of visitors to Qatar was 1.57mn in July, the largest number (about 42%) arriving from the GCC countries. 
Total broad money supply (M2) recorded about QR532bn during July, showing an annual increase of 8.3% compared with the same period in 2016. 
On the other hand, “cash equivalents” (including deposits) were valued at QR772.5bn in July.
This shows an annual increase of 12.8% in comparison with July last year, when it stood at nearly QR685bn.

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