Qatar : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Qatar

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

January 8, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Budget revenue in FY2006/07 amounted to 42 percent of GDP, with hydrocarbon revenue mirroring rising oil prices. The current account recorded a surplus of about 31 percent of GDP in 2006. Monetary conditions were characterized by ample liquidity and strong credit growth. Qatar’s medium-term (2008–12) outlook is favorable. As of June 2007, annualized inflation was estimated to have risen to 13 percent, compared with 12 percent during 2006. Designing a credible transition plan to implement the vision of a single financial market will be challenging.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/5

Subject:

Frequency:

Biannually

English

Publication Date:

January 8, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451832617/1934-7685

Stock No:

1QATEA2008001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

51

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