Qatar : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

January 31, 2012

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2011 Article IV Consultation highlights that Qatar is using its fiscal space, generated from an increase in hydrocarbon production and prices, to implement a large public spending program. Large infrastructure investments are expected to sustain strong growth of 9 percent to 10 percent in the nonhydrocarbon sector in the medium term. The potential inflationary effect of the recent fiscal package is estimated to be about 1 percentage point. This underscores the need for fiscal policy to monitor aggregate demand and for the Qatar Central Bank to manage liquidity.

Series:

Country Report No. 12/18

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 31, 2012

ISBN/ISSN:

9781463934491/1934-7685

Stock No:

1QTAEA2012001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

65

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