Qatar's Inbound Visitors Record 71.7% Annual Increase in Last May

Qatar's Inbound Visitors Record 71.7% Annual Increase in Last May By Anna Pais - July 04, 2023
Qatar's Inbound Visitors Record An Annual Increase in Last May

Qatar's Inbound Visitors Record 71.7% Annual Increase in Last May

The total number of inbound visitors to Qatar reached about 285 thousand, recording a monthly decrease of 12.1% (compared to April 2023) but it recorded an annual increase of 71.7% (compared to May 2022).

According to the new edition of Qatar Monthly Statistics bulletin released by the Planning and Statistics Authority, the highest number of visitors was from the GCC Countries at 37%. As for visitors by type of port, the visitors via Air make up the highest percentage with 66% of the total number of visitors.

One of the most prominent changes in this issue is the increase in the total number of new driver's licenses at a monthly rate of 75.6%, and the total number of new vehicles registered at a monthly rate of 20.5% (compared to April 2023).

As well, there was a rise in total traffic violations at a monthly rate of 12.6% (compared to April 2023). Also, this month witnessed an increase in total traffic accident fatalities by 53.8% (compared to April 2023).

The total number of registered new vehicles during May 2023 has reached 8214 new vehicles. The figure showed a monthly increase of 20.5% and showed an annual increase of 25.7%.
Traffic accidents cases without counting the accidents without injuries, a total of 704 traffic cases were recorded during May 2023, showing a monthly decrease of 9.6% and an annual decrease by 14.4%. Light injuries are accounted for most traffic accidents cases during the same month, with 92%, followed by severe injuries by 5%. However, 20 deaths were recorded, equivalent to only 3% of total traffic accidents cases.

Regarding to Vital Statistics, 2381 live births have been registered during May 2023. Also, an increase in the total Qatari live births by 2.4% comparing to last month. On the other hand, 211 deaths were recorded during the same period, an increase of 9.9% compared to April 2023.

Moreover, May 2023 witnessed a monthly increase of 41.8% and 148.4% of total marriage contracts and total divorce certificates respectively compared to the previous month. The total number of marriage contracts reached 329 marriage contracts, while the total number of divorce certificates reached 159 cases.

As for the Social Security statements, reached 80 Million Qatari Riyals in May 2023, for 14433 beneficiaries, Recording a monthly increase of 2.8% for the value of social security and a monthly increase of 0.5% for the number of beneficiaries of Social Security.

As for the Banking Sector; Total Broad Money Supply (M2) recorded about 699 Billion Qatari Riyals during May 2023, an annual increase of 6.5% compared with May 2022. On the other hand, cash equivalents; including Commercial Bank Deposits, attained for 955 Billion Qatari Riyals during May 2023.

The figure has recorded an annual decrease of 1.3% compared to May 2022, when deposits recorded approximately 967 Billion Qatari Riyals.

Regarding the data of buildings permits issued, the total number of permits has reached 758 permits during May 2023, recording a monthly increase of 97.9% and an annual increase of 17.5%.


By Anna Pais - July 04, 2023

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