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Summary statistics
Region Western Asia  
Currency Qatari Rial (QAR)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 11607  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 2051  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 176.7  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Doha (567)  
United Nations membership date 21 September 1971  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 192403  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 125122  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 44531  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 6.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 16.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 7.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 93831.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 71510.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 54228.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 86569.6  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 64112.6  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 47268.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 28.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 31.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 32.0  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 3.64 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 3.64 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 3.64 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 61585  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 ...  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 165 Index base 2002=100. 2011.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 162 Index base 2002=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 119 Index base 2002=100.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2012 226 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 190 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 133  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 120  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 95  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 133  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 120  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 95  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 51.9  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 58.4 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. 2009.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 41.6 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. 2006. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 1.4  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 1.6 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. 2009.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 3.0 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. 2006. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 50.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 50.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 44.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 95.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 95.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 94.1  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 2461 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments. Arrivals in hotels only. 1995-2009: Includes domestic tourism.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 1519 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments. Arrivals in hotels only. 1995-2009: Includes domestic tourism.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 913 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments. Arrivals in hotels only. 1995-2009: Includes domestic tourism.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 184273  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 97843  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 134.1 Estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 124.3 Active subscriptions.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 87.3 Active and inactive subscriptions.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 88.1 Age group 15 years and over living in households (excludes population living in working camps). Break in comparability.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 81.6 Age group 15 years and over living in households (excludes population living in working camps). Break in comparability.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 24.7  
Exports (million US$) 2012 133717.0  
Imports (million US$) 2012 30787.0  
Balance (million US$) 2012 102930.0  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 Japan (27.6), Republic of Korea (18.5), India (10.9)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 Areas nes (18.1), United States (9.0), China (8.0) See technical notes.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 5.9  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.0  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -8.6  
Urban population (%) 2013 99.1  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 13.6  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 2.8/1.6  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 326.1  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 79.4/77.7  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 6.5  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.1  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 43.2 1998.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 1601.0/73.8 Data refer to foreign citizens.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 1347  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 2.5  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 102.5/111.2 2005.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 65.1  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 0.6/0.6  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 0.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 35  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 70473/40.1  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 19588.0  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 75 Based on monthly averages for the period 1962-1992.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 21.6/32.7 Based on monthly averages for the period 1962-1992.  
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