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U.S.-Qatar Trade Facts

In 2019, Qatar GDP was an estimated $191.8 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 0.1%; and the population was 3 million. (Source: IMF)

Qatar is currently our 50th largest goods trading partner with $8.2 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2019. Goods exports totaled $6.5 billion; goods imports totaled $1.7 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Qatar was $4.8 billion in 2019.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of Goods to Qatar supported an estimated 20 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Qatar was the United States' 37th largest goods export market in 2019.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Qatar in 2019 were $6.5 billion, up 45.8% ($2.0 billion) from 2018 and up 138.0% from 2009.
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: aircraft ($3.3 billion), electrical machinery ($1.2 billion), machinery ($405 million), arms and ammunition ($339 million), and vehicles ($245 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Qatar totaled $139 million in 2019. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & products (ex. eggs) ($22 million), snack foods not elsewhere specified or indicated ($12 million), beef & beef products ($12 million), tree nuts ($12 million), and dairy products ($11 million).
     

Imports

  • Qatar was the United States' 66th largest supplier of goods imports in 2019.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Qatar totaled $1.7 billion in 2019, up 7.9% ($123 million) from 2018, and up 235.1% from 2009.
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: mineral fuels ($700 million), aluminum ($415 million), fertilizers ($399 million), special other (repairs) ($101 million), and inorganic chemicals ($39 million).
     
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Qatar totaled $32 thousand in 2019.
     

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Qatar was $4.8 billion in 2019, a 66.7% increase ($1.9 billion) over 2018.
     

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Qatar (stock) was $14.2 billion in 2019, a 0.3% increase from 2018. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Qatar.

  • No data on Qatar's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Qatar FDI in the U.S.

  • Sales of services in Qatar by majority U.S.-owned affiliates were $626 million in 2017 (latest data available). There were no sales of services in the United States by majority Qatar owned firms in 2017.

NOTE: No services trade data with Qatar are available.