DOHA: Qatar’s foreign trade surplus widened to QR32.1bn in June 2013. The figure shows an increase of QR0.6bn, up two percent compared to the same month in 2012, preliminary data from the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics noted yesterday.
In June 2013 total exports of goods, including exports of domestic origin and re-exports, revenues were posted QR39.8bn. The value of imports amounted to QR7.6bn. The total amount of exports and imports increased by 2.4 percent and 4.1 percent respectively, compared to the same period of last year.
Total exports increase was mainly from petroleum oils & oils from bituminous minerals (crude) that showed a rise of 9.6 percent compared to June 2012; however, the increase has been partially offset by the drop in exports of petroleum oils & oils from bituminous minerals.
The main countries of destination were Japan with a share of 28 percent of total exports, followed by South Korea and India with 18 percent and 11 percent respectively.
Motor cars and other passenger vehicles, aircraft spare parts, telephone sets, mobiles and parts thereof were of the main imported products in June 2013. United States of America was the leading country of origin with a share of 13 percent of total imports, followed by China and the United Arab Emirates with 11 percent and 8 percent respectively.