|27 November, 2018

Qatar imports $10.5bln transportation equipment for 2022 World Cup

Qatar is expected to receive around 1.5 million visitors during the the 2022 edition of the tournament

People celebrate in front of a screen that reads "Congratulations Qatar" after FIFA announced that Qatar will be host of the 2022 World Cup in Souq Waqif in Doha, December 2, 2010. FIFA president Sepp Blatter made the announcement that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup during the executive committee meeting in Zurich. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad

People celebrate in front of a screen that reads "Congratulations Qatar" after FIFA announced that Qatar will be host of the 2022 World Cup in Souq Waqif in Doha, December 2, 2010. FIFA president Sepp Blatter made the announcement that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup during the executive committee meeting in Zurich. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad

REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad

Mubasher: Qatar’s imports of transportation equipment increased by 20.25% year-on-year during the first nine months of 2018 in preparation for the the 2022 World Cup, according to recent statistics conducted by Mubasher.

Qatar has imported equipment worth QAR 37.82billoion ($10.48 billion) in the nine-month period ended September, compared to QAR 31.45 billion ($8.71 billion) in the same period of the previous year.

Imports of transportation and machineries represented 43.7% of the GCC country’s total imports of QAR 86.53 billion in the period between January and September.

In the first quarter of 2018, the Persian country’s imports of equipment and machineries amounted to QAR 12.19 billion, while imports in Q2-18 and Q3-18 registered QAR 12.37 billion and QAR 13.26 billion, respectively.

Qatar is expected to receive around 1.5 million visitors during the the 2022 edition of the tournament, being the first Arab state to host such event.

Translated by: Kholoud Mohamed Hussein

Source: Mubasher Exclusive

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