FDI in Qatar posts USD30.65b

03 Mar 2015

(MENAFN) Foreign direct investments (FDI) inflow to Qatar registered USD30.65 billion at the end of 2012, a 1.2 percent growth from a year ago. Though the FDI has targeted various economic activities in Qatar, four major sectors accounted for 90.7 percent of the Qatar’s total inward FDI at the end of December 2012, The Peninsula Qatar reported.

These sectors include mining and quarrying; manufacturing; building and construction; professional, scientific, technical, administrative and supportive service activities.

Mining and quarrying sector attracted maximum FDI inward stock worth a total of USD13.54 billion in 2012, up from USD12.12 billion recorded in the last year. Manufacturing sector attracted USD6.71 billion, while building and construction sector attracted USD4.25 billion, the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) noted.

The FDI inwards stock to Qatar recorded highest from the US with a USD10.55 billion in 2012, up from USD9.46 billion record in the previous year. Netherlands contributed USD4.68 billion, while Qatar attracted USD3.26 billion from France and USD2.46 billion from Saudi Arabia. Inward flow from Italy amounted to USD1.94 billion, up from USD1.72 billion last year.

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