The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) has released the thirty fifth issue of the quarterly publication “Window on Economic Statistics of Qatar”.
The reference quarter of this issue is the fourth quarter of 2020 (Q4, 2020). All the latest available macro-economic indicators, relating to National Accounts, Prices, Public Finance, and the Balance of Payments have been assembled in a single report.
It is a very handy report and is meant to help diverse users, in particular, policy and decision makers.
This publication comprises three parts:
Part 1 presents a dashboard comparing the economic performance of Qatar with other economies and regions, in terms of three indicators: (i) Real GDP annual growth rate, (ii) CPI (y-o-y) change and (iii) Current Account Balance as percentage of GDP, as well as data series (quarterly and annual) on some thirty economic indicators.
Part 2 presents an analysis of the quarterly statistics relating to GDP, CPI, PPI, Exports and Imports and compares the performance in the fourth quarter of 2020 with that of the corresponding quarter of 2019 and, with that of the previous quarter (Q3, 2020).
Part 3 contains articles on selected themes. This issue’s article is entitled "BIG DATA: Questions and Answers". This article discusses the issue of big data in a form of questions and answers covering these aspects: definition, history, importance, uses, roles, challenges and benefits …etc. of big data.