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Chapter | Industry from The Report: Qatar 2022

The beginning of the 21st century heralded a period of rapid industrial growth for Qatar, fuelled by its abundant oil and gas wealth. The country is vying with the US for the position of the world’s largest producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas. Gas resources have been harnessed to develop strong downstream industries and related exports, but the instability in oil and gas prices...

Qatar is leveraging its resources to become a knowledge-based, diversified economy fuelled by a dynamic private sector. As such, the country is investing in strategic areas such as agriculture, services, and research and development to further move the economy away from its dependence on hydrocarbons and attract greater foreign direct investment.

How has the GCC petrochemical industry been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic?

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...

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