Top Qatar Imports 2015
Qatar is the world’s richest country by GDP per capita. In 2015, Qatar bought US$32.6 billion worth of imported products up by 45.9% since 2011 and up by 7.1% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Qatari Imports from China

China's exports to Qatar amounted to
$3.8 billion or 11.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $956 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $802.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $213.9 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $204.1 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $148 million
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $94.4 million
  7. Iron and steel: $86.8 million
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $86.7 million
  9. Wood: $84 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $78.7 million
Top 10 Qatari Imports from the US

America's exports to Qatar amounted to
$3.6 billion or 11% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $671.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $522.7 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $200.4 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $161.1 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $84 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $71.7 million
  8. Plastics: $65.2 million
  9. Oil: $51 million
10. Iron or steel products: $48.7 million
Top 10 Qatari Imports from the UAE

UAE's exports to Qatar amounted to
$2.9 billion or 8.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $482.1 million
  2. Iron or steel products: $254.7 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $218 million
  4. Copper: $202.9 million
  5. Iron and steel: $194.7 million
  6. Plastics: $119.5 million
  7. Stone, plaster, cement: $100.2 million
  8. Machinery: $99.3 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $85.8 million
10. Oil: $82.4 million
Top 10 Qatari Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Qatar amounted to
$2.4 billion or 7.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $774.6 million
  2. Machinery: $484.3 million
  3. Arms, ammunition: $176.3 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $160.4 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $106.5 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $96.4 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $88.1 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $69.4 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $65.7 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $64.5 million
Top 10 Qatari Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Qatar amounted to
$2.1 billion or 6.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $293.7 million
  3. Iron or steel products: $241.9 million
  4. Rubber: $54.4 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $50.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $27 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $26.5 million
  8. Other base metal goods: $15.5 million
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $12.1 million
10. Manmade staple fibers: $10.3 million
Top 10 Qatari Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Qatar amounted to
$1.9 billion or 5.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $363 million
  2. Machinery: $359.4 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $359.3 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $171.5 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $56.8 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $54.9 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $46.3 million
  8. Plastics: $45.7 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $41.6 million
10. Other chemical goods: $40.2 million
Top 10 Qatari Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Qatar amounted to
$1.5 billion or 4.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $448.2 million
  2. Furniture, lighting, signs: $149.7 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $103.8 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $73.1 million
  5. Vehicles: $69.5 million
  6. Footwear: $51.6 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $44.7 million
  8. Stone, plaster, cement: $43.6 million
  9. Leather, animal gut articles: $42.5 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $33.7 million
Top 10 Qatari Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to Qatar amounted to
$1.4 billion or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Dairy, eggs, honey: $197.2 million
  2. Iron or steel products: $145.1 million
  3. Plastics: $112.3 million
  4. Live animals: $80.6 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $77.7 million
  6. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $68.2 million
  7. Beverages: $55.2 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations: $48 million
  9. Meat: $46.9 million
10. Stone, plaster, cement: $43.2 million
Top 10 Qatari Imports from France

France's exports to Qatar amounted to
$1.2 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron or steel products: $282.9 million
  2. Machinery: $191.5 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $147.3 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $107.9 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $86.1 million
  6. Vehicles: $69.2 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $55 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $39.7 million
  9. Plastics: $20 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $18.4 million
Top 10 Qatari Imports from India

India's exports to Qatar amounted to
$1.2 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $129.4 million
  2. Cereals: $119.4 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $99.6 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $84.8 million
  5. Vehicles: $80.4 million
  6. Vegetables: $58.8 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $51.7 million
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $51.7 million
  9. Knit or crochet clothing: $44.5 million
10. Iron and steel: $40.4 million
Top 10 Qatari Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Qatar amounted to
$888.6 million or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $299.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $232.9 million
  3. Vehicles: $179.4 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $35.5 million
  5. Plastics: $23.7 million
  6. Rubber: $17.9 million
  7. Iron and steel: $10.1 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $9.9 million
  9. Oil: $9.5 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $7.2 million
Fastest-Growing Qatari Imports
Research Note:
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis