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Gross Domestic Product (GDP): In 1990 GDP US$7.4 billion; per capita GDP US$15,000.
Industry: In 1989 oil and natural gas extraction and processing accounted for 26 percent of GDP and most industrial activity. Other major industries fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel, and cement.
Agriculture: Small-scale, state-subsidized farms and fishing sector, about 1 percent of GDP in 1989, meets small portion of local needs, mostly vegetables and fodder. Some date production. Livestock includes goats, camels, sheep, and horses; also dairy and chicken farms.
Exports: US$2.6 billion in 1989 (mostly oil, gas, and petroleum products). Main destinations: Japan (54.4 percent), Thailand (5.0 percent), and Singapore (4.0 percent). Other partners include gulf and European Community countries.
Imports: US$1.3 billion in 1989 (mostly machinery, manufactured goods, and food). Main sources Japan (18.8 percent), Britain (11.6 percent), United States (8.8 percent), Italy (7.8 percent), and Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) (7.3 percent). Other partners include gulf and European Community countries.
Currency and Exchange Rate: Qatari riyal. In 1994 US$1 = QR3.64 (fixed rate).
Fiscal Year: April 1 to March 31.
Data as of January 1993