Qatar Industry Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry from The Report: Qatar 2016

Though chiefly known for its success in the oil and gas sector, Qatar is also home to a number of non-hydrocarbons industries that are playing an increasingly important role in the economy, particularly in light of the government’s broader plans for greater diversification. According to the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS), the non-hydrocarbon sector accounted for all GDP...

With the fall in oil prices underlining the dangers of an over reliance on hydrocarbons revenues, Qatar has continued to forge ahead with its economic diversification drive in 2016. Non-hydrocarbons growth now outstrips hydrocarbons growth, with several big-ticket construction projects, an increasingly dynamic financial services sector and a growing reputation as a tourist destination all fuelling non-oil expansion.

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Though chiefly known for its success in the oil and gas sector, which has made it one of the world’s wealthiest countries, Qatar is also home to a number of non-hydrocarbons industries that are playing an increasingly important in the economy, particularly in light of the government’s broader plans for diversification. According to the...

 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the country’s substantial oil and gas operations, Qatar’s downstream petrochemicals sector forms a key pillar of its industrial base – and, like the upstream industry, it has maintained robust output despite depressed global oil prices. Led by Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), an offshoot of state-owned oil...

 

With demand for electricity and water forecast to keep rising, Qatar continues to make substantial investments in new production. Led by Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC), the public stake-holding company and chief sector player, in 2015 authorities completed one project and initiated two others. The goal is to raise the country’s...

 

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As Qatar’s population and economy have continued to expand in recent years, demand for utilities has also been increasing rapidly. Power and water consumption have recorded average growth rates of 10.4% and 7.7% a year, respectively, over the last half decade, according to the country’s main utilities authority, the Qatar General Electricity...

Chapter | Utilities from The Report: Qatar 2016

As Qatar’s population and economy have expanded in recent years, demand for utilities has also been increasing rapidly. Power and water consumption have recorded average growth rates of 10.4% and 7.7% a year, respectively, over the last half-decade, according to the country’s main utilities authority, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa). Such growth has prompted the...