AMMAN — The Jordan-Qatar trade balance over the past 10 years totaled more than 11.5 billion Qatari riyals ($3.17 billion), according to recent figures released by the Qatar Planning and Statistics Authority. .
Jordanian news agency, Petra, cited PSA data on Sunday, saying trade between Jordan and Qatar amounted to 895 million riyals ($246 million) in 2012, surpassing the billion mark in 2012. 2013 and reaching 1.5 billion riyals ($412 million) in 2014.
In 2015, trade between the two countries peaked, reaching nearly 2 billion riyals ($549 million).
In 2016, trade amounted to 1.3 billion riyals ($357 million), but followed a downward trajectory ending at 624 million riyals ($171 million) in 2021.
Data showed that the trade balance favored Qatar from 2012 to 2017, but then shifted in favor of Jordan in recent years.
Qatar’s exports to Jordan totaled 5.35 billion riyals ($1.45 billion), compared to imports of $2.44 billion ($670 million), resulting in a surplus for Qatar .
But between 2018 and 2021, Jordan recorded a surplus of 1 billion riyals ($275 million), with Qatari exports totaling 1.2 billion riyals ($330 million), compared to 2.2 billion riyals ($604 million). million) of imports.