Qatar Industry

Chapter | Industry from The Report: Qatar 2020

Qatar’s industrial sector has the potential to play a pivotal role in economic diversification, with both heavy and light manufacturing in a position to benefit from major milestones ahead. Industry, along with the domestic economy overall, has developed resilience and a level of self-sufficiency since the June 2017 blockade imposed by several Arab countries. An abundance of natural gas...

Qatar has demonstrated considerable resilience in recent years, successfully developing new homegrown industries while at the same time strengthening its global ties. Although Covid-19 has introduced significant economic uncertainties in 2020, a rapid response from Qatar's authorities to curb the effects of the virus should stand the nation's economy in good stead over the medium and long term.

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In what ways can the ease of doing business be improved, particularly for manufacturing companies?

 

In July 2019 Qatargas announced it delivered its 3000th liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment to Japan since Qatar’s first delivery of the resource in early 1997. In the interim years, Qatar has become the world’s largest LNG producer in the world, producing 77m tonnes a year. According to BP’s “Statistical Review of World Energy 2019”, Qatar...

 

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) drive economic growth and employment, accounting for an average of 33% of GDP and 45% of the workforce in high-income countries, and over 60% of GDP and 70% of employment in developing economies. Their rise has been crucial to economic diversification and resilience, particularly in countries...

 

Where can the application of smart technologies in the industrial sector deliver the most tangible results, specifically in terms of boosting efficiency?

 

Qatar’s industrial sector has the potential to play a pivotal role in economic diversification, with both heavy and light manufacturing in a position to benefit from major milestones ahead. These include the 2022 FIFA World Cup; the opening of the Middle East’s largest petrochemicals complex, which is expected to come on-line in 2025; and the...

 

How can alternative energy resources be harnessed to meet rising demand in Qatar?

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