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Economic Analysis - Non-Hydrocarbon Activity To Drive Growth Uptick - MAY 2018

Gulf March 2018 / Qatar / Economy

Limited output gains in the hydrocarbon sector will remain a drag on real GDP growth in Qatar over the quarters ahead. We nevertheless expect growth to accelerate from 2017 levels, as construction and manufacturing activity picks up on the back of government-led efforts to complete 2022 FIFA World Cup-related projects and diversify the economy.