US tops Qatar's exporters in 2017 - Minister

Mubasher: Qatari economy and commerce minister Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani on Tuesday said that the US was the top exporter to Qatar in 2017, acquiring 16% of the GCC nation’s total imports.

Al Thani added that remittances from Qatar to the US recorded $26.5 billion during the year ended 31 December 2017.

Commodity trade between Qatar and the US reached $24 billion over the past five years, the minister noted on the sidelines of Qatar-US economic forum in Charleston, South Carolina.

While the number of US companies operating in the gas-rich country stands at 650, of which 117 firms are fully owned by US businessmen.

 

Mubasher Contribution Time: 17-Apr-2018 10:00 (GMT)
Mubasher Last Update Time: 17-Apr-2018 10:17 (GMT)

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