Qatar sees 91.4% surge in visitor arrivals

Qatar sees 91.4% surge in visitor arrivals By A Robin - September 04, 2023
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Qatar saw a total 288,000 inbound visitors in July, recording an annual increase of 91.4 percent and a monthly increase of 2.1 percent.

According to the latest edition of the “Qatar; Monthly Statistics” Bulletin, issued by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA), the highest number of visitors was from the GCC countries, at 47 percent.

As for visitors by type of port, the visitors via air make up the highest percentage with 58 percent of the total number of visitors.

Among the most prominent changes monitored by the bulletin during July 2023, was an increase in the total number of ships arriving at Qatar’s ports during July by an average of 5.1 percent on a monthly basis compared to last June, while the total net tonnage of ships increased by 3.7 percent.

In July, a total of 5,657 new vehicles were registered, a monthly decrease of 14.2 percent and an annual decrease of 2.9 percent.

As for traffic accident cases without counting the accidents without injuries, a total of 595 cases were recorded during July 2023, showing a monthly decrease of 3.9 percent and an annual decrease of 14.3 percent.

Light injuries accounted for most traffic accident cases during the same month, with 93 percent, followed by severe injuries by 5 percent. However, 13 deaths were recorded, equivalent to only 2 percent of total traffic accident cases.

Moreover, the total electricity generated increased at a monthly rate of 9.7 percent, and electricity use increased at a monthly rate of 10 percent compared to the previous month (June 2023).

The demographic statistics revealed that the total population of Qatar has a slight increase from 2.658 million at July 2022 to 2.704 million at June 2023 at an annual rate of change of 1.72 percent, and it decreased monthly by 1.8 percent (compared to June 2023).

Regarding vital statistics, 2,211 live births were registered during June 2023. Also, a decrease in the total Qatari live births by 2.4 percent comparing to last month. On the other hand, 218 deaths were recorded during the same period, a increase of 17.2 percent compared to June 2023.

As for the Social Security statements, reached QR81 million in July 2023, for 14,515 beneficiaries, recording a monthly increase of 2.4 percent for the value of social security and a monthly increase of 0.7 percent for the number of beneficiaries of Social Security.

As for the Banking Sector, total Broad Money Supply (M2) recorded about QR684 billion during July 2023, an annual increase of 1.3 percent compared with July 2022.

On the other hand, cash equivalents, including Commercial Bank Deposits, attained for QR928 billion during July 2023.

The figure has recorded an annual decrease of 3.8 percent compared to July 2022, when deposits recorded approximately QR965 billion.

Regarding the data of buildings permits issued, the total number of permits has reached 634 during July 2023, recording a monthly decrease of 1.1 percent and an annual increase of 15.3 percent.

By A Robin - September 04, 2023

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