Qatar External Debt: % of GDP

2000 - 2018 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Qatar External Debt: % of GDP

  • Qatar External Debt accounted for 106.1 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2018, compared with the ratio of 103.2 % in the previous year.
  • Qatar External Debt: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 2000 to Dec 2018.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 127.2 % in Dec 2016 and a record low of 40.0 % in Dec 2005.

CEIC calculates External Debt as % of Nominal GDP from annual External Debt and annual Nominal GDP. The Ministry of Finance provides External Debt in USD. The Planning and Statistics Authority provides Nominal GDP in local currency. Qatar Central Bank average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions.


Related information about Qatar External Debt: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Qatar, Current Account recorded a surplus of 10.3 USD bn in Mar 2022.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) fell by 1.2 USD bn in Mar 2022.
  • Qatar Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 741.5 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 126.1 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • The country's External Debt reached 194,500.0 in Dec 2018.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 54.3 USD bn in Mar 2022.

View Qatar's External Debt: % of GDP from 2000 to 2018 in the chart:

Qatar External Debt: % of GDP

What was Qatar's External Debt: % of GDP in 2018?

Qatar External Debt accounted for 106.1 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2018, compared with the ratio of 103.2 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
106.1 2018 103.2 2017 40.0 2005 127.2 2016 % yearly 2000 - 2018

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 63.1 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Algeria (%) 2.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Argentina (%) 56.6 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Armenia (%) 99.9 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Australia (%) 116.1 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Austria (%) 161.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 14.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Belarus (%) 58.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Belgium (%) 258.0 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Bolivia (%) 38.8 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 25.5 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Botswana (%) 8.6 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Brazil (%) 35.3 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 61.8 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Cambodia (%) 75.1 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Canada (%) 135.9 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Chile (%) 75.4 2021 yearly 1971 - 2021
China (%) 15.5 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Colombia (%) 54.6 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Croatia (%) 74.6 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Cyprus (%) 822.3 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Czech Republic (%) 73.2 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Denmark (%) 149.9 2021 yearly 2005 - 2021
Ecuador (%) 54.1 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Egypt (%) 34.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1999 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 84.7 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
European Union (%) 130.0 2021 yearly 2008 - 2021
Finland (%) 205.9 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
France (%) 256.2 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Georgia (%) 117.5 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Germany (%) 170.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Ghana (%) 35.6 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Greece (%) 304.3 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 510.6 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Hungary (%) 155.5 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Iceland (%) 84.8 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
India (%) 19.9 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Indonesia (%) 35.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Iran (%) 1.0 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (%) 688.8 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Israel (%) 32.8 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Italy (%) 137.6 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 24.0 2018 yearly 1994 - 2018
Japan (%) 97.9 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Jordan (%) 86.6 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 81.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Kenya (%) 35.3 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
South Korea (%) 34.9 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Kosovo (%) 38.1 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Kuwait (%) 58.5 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 106.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Laos (%) 53.8 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Latvia (%) 107.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Lebanon (%) 53.0 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 76.6 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Luxembourg (%) 4,791.4 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
North Macedonia (%) 81.4 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Malawi (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 70.0 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Malta (%) 633.5 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Mauritius (%) 2,062.5 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Mexico (%) 47.0 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Moldova (%) 65.9 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Mongolia (%) 221.1 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Montenegro (%) 203.8 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Morocco (%) 46.9 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Mozambique (%) 71.7 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Nepal (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
Netherlands (%) 412.2 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
New Zealand (%) 87.1 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
Nigeria (%) 8.8 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Norway (%) 154.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Pakistan (%) 34.5 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Palestinian Territory (%) 12.0 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Panama (%) 177.4 2021 yearly 2014 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 50.4 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Peru (%) 45.2 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Philippines (%) 27.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Poland (%) 56.5 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Portugal (%) 193.3 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Qatar (%) 106.1 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
Romania (%) 56.0 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Russia (%) 27.1 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
Serbia (%) 68.5 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Singapore (%) 448.3 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Slovakia (%) 137.0 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Slovenia (%) 97.7 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
South Africa (%) 38.1 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Spain (%) 193.3 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 57.7 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Sudan (%) 105.1 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Sweden (%) 169.6 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Switzerland (%) 287.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Taiwan (%) 27.6 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Tajikistan (%) 40.6 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Thailand (%) 38.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Tunisia (%) 100.9 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Turkey (%) 54.2 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Ukraine (%) 64.8 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 6.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 9,258.242 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 26,518.7 2012 yearly 2003 - 2012
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 15.0 2012 yearly 2006 - 2012
Forecast: Government Expenditure (QAR bn) 241.488 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (QAR bn) 338.779 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (QAR bn) 333.691 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
General Government Balance (QAR mn) 33,700.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2022
General Government Expenditure (QAR mn) 52,000.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2022
General Government Revenue (QAR mn) 85,700.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2022
General Government Expenditure: Salaries and Wages (QAR mn) 17,500.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2019 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 9.373 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 9,551.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Jul 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 12,187.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jul 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 61.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 1,510,068.724 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 14,805.011 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 7,796.772 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 2,635.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jul 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 21.8 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 453,863.188 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 181,247.729 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 166.145 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 439.835 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Jul 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 1,029.121 Jul 2022 monthly May 1996 - Jul 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 456.868 Jul 2022 monthly May 1996 - Jul 2022
Exports: SITC: Machinery and Transport Equipment (QAR mn) 8,401.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Exports: SITC: Chemicals and Related Products (QAR mn) 29,265.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Exports: SITC: Manufactured Goods Classified Chiefly by Materials (QAR mn) 8,206.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Exports: SITC: Mineral Fuels, Lubricants and Related Materials (QAR mn) 257,684.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Exports: SITC: Crude Materials and Inedible excl Fuels (QAR mn) 2,286.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Exports: Asia: India (QAR mn) 26,611.828 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Exports: Asia: Singapore (QAR mn) 12,469.116 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Exports: Asia: Japan (QAR mn) 29,076.985 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Exports: Asia: South Korea (QAR mn) 24,114.765 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Exports: Asia: China (QAR mn) 27,507.824 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Imports: SITC: Machinery and Transport Equipment (QAR mn) 39,519.000 2021 yearly 1971 - 2021
Imports: SITC: Chemicals and Related Products (QAR mn) 10,558.000 2021 yearly 1971 - 2021
Imports: SITC: Other Manufactured Goods (QAR mn) 17,910.000 2021 yearly 1971 - 2021
Imports: SITC: Manufactured Goods Classified Chiefly by Materials (QAR mn) 15,734.000 2021 yearly 1971 - 2021
Imports: Asia: China (QAR mn) 14,256.878 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Imports: Asia: Japan (QAR mn) 3,118.521 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Imports: Europe: Germany (QAR mn) 5,906.038 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Imports: Arab Countries: GCC: United Arab Emirates (QAR mn) 1.516 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Imports: Europe: Italy (QAR mn) 4,254.828 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 741.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 10,266.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 18.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) -1,229.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) -2.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 126.099 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 2,639.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -2,513.187 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 194,500.0 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 106.1 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 12.416 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Foreign Trade Directions: Exports: China (QAR mn) 5,998.000 Jun 2022 monthly May 2017 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade Directions: Imports: United States of America (QAR mn) 1,180.000 Jun 2022 monthly May 2017 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade Directions: Imports: China (QAR mn) 1,663.000 Jul 2022 monthly May 2017 - Jul 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (QAR mn) -31,655.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital & Financial Account: Financial: Portfolio Investment (QAR mn) -3,555.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital & Financial Account: Financial: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (QAR mn) 459.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital & Financial Account: Financial: Net Financial Derivatives (QAR mn) -971.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Imports: fob (QAR mn) -28,484.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital & Financial Account: Financial: Other Investment: Liabilities (QAR mn) -6,572.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Change in Reserves (QAR mn) -623.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital & Financial Account: Capital (QAR mn) -124.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital & Financial Account: Financial: Portfolio Investment: Assets (QAR mn) -4,014.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital & Financial Account: Financial (QAR mn) -33,855.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Overall Balance (QAR mn) 623.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (QAR mn) -2,769.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital & Financial Account: Financial: Other Investment: Assets (QAR mn) -15,584.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital & Financial Account: Financial: Direct Investment (QAR mn) -7,173.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Transfers: Debit (QAR mn) -15,252.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2018
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports: fob (QAR mn) 103,764.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Income: Debit (QAR mn) -16,040.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods (QAR mn) 75,280.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Transfers (QAR mn) -14,837.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (QAR mn) 17,432.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital & Financial Account: Financial: Other Investment (QAR mn) -22,156.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Income (QAR mn) -8,849.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services (QAR mn) -14,223.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Income: Credit (QAR mn) 7,191.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Balance of Payments (BoP): Current Account (QAR mn) 37,371.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Government: USD (USD mn) 20,800.000 2013 yearly 2001 - 2013
Foreign Direct Investment: Financial and Insurance Activities (QAR mn) 12,900.000 2017 yearly 2008 - 2017
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.0 2015 yearly 2000 - 2015
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 44,167.692 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 185,481.346 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2022
M2 Growth (%) 10.6 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jul 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.5 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Aug 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 37,471.9 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1966 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 19.363 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 13.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jul 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 4,104.643 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1966 - Jul 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 265,069.176 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 2001 - Jul 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 1.2 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Jul 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 352,830.1 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Jul 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 0.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Jul 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 332,669.148 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) -0.87 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jul 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 111.33 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2011 - Mar 2022
Money Supply: M3 (QAR mn) 766,394.100 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2 (QAR mn) 675,152.100 Jul 2022 monthly Apr 2004 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1: Currency in Circulation (QAR mn) 11,243.900 Dec 2018 monthly Jan 1982 - Dec 2018
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (QAR mn) 160,770.400 Jul 2022 monthly Apr 2004 - Jul 2022
International Reserves (QAR mn) 211,325.100 Jul 2022 monthly Apr 2004 - Jul 2022
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -3.6 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2015 - Mar 2020
BCI: Construction: Overall (%) 21.300 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2014 - Jun 2020
Business Confidence Index (BCI): Overall (%) 20.200 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2014 - Jun 2020
BCI: Manufacturing: Overall (%) 22.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2014 - Jun 2020
BCI: Mining and Quarrying: Overall (%) 15.800 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2014 - Jun 2020
BCI: Services: Overall (%) 22.600 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2014 - Jun 2020

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