The economic studies aim to provide the reader with a macroeconomic overview. They also list the key sectors that offer important opportunities for our Belgian export companies.
  • Economic study Qatar (February 2015)

    As the host of the 2020 FIFA World Cup, the emirate of Qatar has embarked on a colossal project to modernise its sports, hotel and transport infrastructure, largely funded by hydrocarbon revenues.

    In addition to the oil and gas pipelines that have brought it prosperity today, the country still has enormous potential for diversification, which requires investment in training, research and development.

    Qatar wants to move from an economy based on oil and gas to one based on knowledge and know-how. To meet this ambitious challenge, Qatar will undoubtedly have to rely on competent partners.

    On the occasion of the joint Belgian economic mission to Qatar from 21 to 27 March 2015, the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency published an economic study. The first chapter is devoted to Qatar's macroeconomic situation, while the second contains an analysis of four dynamic sectors that offer many trade opportunities: gas and petroleum, construction, cleantech and healthcare. This is followed by a selection of recent success stories of Belgian companies in Qatar.

    Document only available in French and Dutch.