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Figures here show 2008 estimates, unless otherwise noted. Economic factors can never be given with accuracy. Not because research is inadequate, but because reporting systems vary between companies and sectors, and with this variation follows statistical insecurity.

Per capita $111,100
Net $91.6 billion
Annual growth 4.2%
Marginally down from previous years.
By sector Agriculture 3%
Industry 32%
Services 65%
Annual inflation rate 15%
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 63%
Net US$57.4 billion
Balance +121%
Exports US$55.7 billion
Main products Liquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilizers, steel
Main partners Japan 395%; South Korea 21%; Singapore 11%; India 5%; Thailand 4%
Imports US$25.1 billion
Main products Machinery and transport equipment, food, chemicals
Main partners US 12%; Germany 9%; Italy 9%; Japan 8%; South Korea 8%; France 6%; UAE 6%; UK 5%; Saudi Arabia 5%
Work life
Official unemployment 0.4%
Work force Agriculture 0.1%
Industry 75%
Services 25%
Population below poverty line No data
Qatar is a country with an economy making it possible to keep at least all citizens above the poverty line.

By Tore Kjeilen