Imports$23.08 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$107 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)1.9% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate0.4% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$104,300 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate19.4% (2010 est.)
Internet users563,800 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular2.329 million (2009)
Population growth rate4.93% (2012 est.)
Population1,951,591 (July 2012 est.)
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Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972.
His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, overthrew him in a bloodless coup in 1995....
Despite the global financial crisis, Qatar has prospered in the last several years - in 2010 Qatar had the world's highest growth rate.
Qatari authorities throughout the crisis sought to protect the local banking sector with direct investments into domestic banks.
GDP rebounded in 2010 largely due to the increase in oil prices....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
OVERVIEW The emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, is expected to retain a firm grip on policymaking over the forecast period, assisted by a small inner circle of advisers from Qatar's leading families. ...
Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)
Risk Update Growth slows as capital development remains sluggish. Report Summary This D&B Country RiskLine Report will help you analyze the risks, opportunities and likely payment delays when doing business ...
Introduction This PEST country analysis report on Qatar provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support ...
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