Qatari Economy Achieves Real Growth of 8%

This file photo taken on Dec. 20, 2019, shows a view of boats moored in front of high-rise buildings in the Qatari capital, Doha. (AFP)
This file photo taken on Dec. 20, 2019, shows a view of boats moored in front of high-rise buildings in the Qatari capital, Doha. (AFP)
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Qatari Economy Achieves Real Growth of 8%

This file photo taken on Dec. 20, 2019, shows a view of boats moored in front of high-rise buildings in the Qatari capital, Doha. (AFP)
This file photo taken on Dec. 20, 2019, shows a view of boats moored in front of high-rise buildings in the Qatari capital, Doha. (AFP)

The Qatari economy achieved a real growth rate, constant prices, of 8 percent during the Q4 of 2022, year on year, compared to the same period of 2021.

Data revealed by the Planning and Statistics Authority on Tuesday showed that the quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) estimates at constant prices reached about $49.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the revised fourth-quarter estimates for 2021 of $45.7 billion.

The same data revealed a 2.7 percent increase quarterly, compared to revised estimates for the third quarter of 2022, amounting to $48.1 billion.

The GDP at current prices jumped 26.2 percent annually, reaching $60.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to the revised fourth-quarter estimates for 2021, which amounted to $47.9 billion dollars.

Compared to the revised estimates for the third quarter of 2022, which amounted to $63 billion, the gross domestic product recorded a four percent decrease.

The nominal gross value added (GVA) of mining and quarrying sector activity is estimated at $25 billion, up 43.4 percent, compared to revised estimates for the fourth quarter of 2021, which amounted to $17.4 billion.

The real GVA of these activities is estimated at $17.6 billion in Q4 2022, which shows an increase of 4.8 percent compared to the estimate for Q4 2021, which was $16.8 billion.

Compared to the Q3 2022 revised estimate of $17.6 billion, a decrease of 0.3 percent in the real GVA of this sector was also recorded.

The nominal GVA of non-mining and quarrying activities is estimated at $35.4 billion in Q4 2022, which shows an increase of 16.4 percent over the estimate of Q4 2021, amounting to $30.4 billion.

The previous quarter's Q3 2022 revised estimate of $33.76 billion recorded an increase of 5.1 percent.

The real GVA of non-mining and quarrying activities is estimated at $31.8 billion in Q4 2022, which shows an increase of 9.9 percent over the estimate of Q4 2021, amounting to $28.96 billion. Compared to the Q3 2022 revised estimate of $30.47 billion, an increase of 4.4 percent was also recorded.



Saudi Arabia to Sell 0.64% Aramco Stake

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
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Saudi Arabia to Sell 0.64% Aramco Stake

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters

Saudi Arabia is selling a 0.64% stake in oil giant Aramco, a statement said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares and the offering period will commence on June 2.

The price range is expected to be between SAR 26.70 and SAR 29.00 per share.