Posted 3rd of July 2019

11% growth in the number of visitors to Qatar in 5 months

Press Release

The number of visitors to the State of Qatar in the first five months of this year increased by 11.29% year-on-year, according to the monthly bulletin issued by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics Tuesday.

The number of visitors and arrivals to Qatar in the period from January to May 2019 about 922.13 thousand people, compared to 828.56 thousand people in the corresponding period of 2018.

The bulletin revealed that the number of visitors to Qatar by air reached 816.12 thousand people, growing by 5.17% from the levels in the same period last year.

The number of visitors to Qatar by sea reached 106.01 thousand, up 101.77%.

Economic data

In terms of the most prominent economic data, the bulletin showed that total deposits and credit facilities increased by 2.7% and 5.6% in May, respectively

The bulletin showed a rise of 13.7% on the monthly basis, compared to the month of April this year, and 10.7% year-on-year, compared to May 2018, reaching SR 19.66 billion.

Demographic data

According to the demographic data, the total population of the country rose to 2.74 million from 2.73 million in May 2018, an annual increase of 0.3%. In terms of new vehicles recorded during May, the data showed that the total number of vehicles registered during the month was 5665 new vehicles with a monthly decrease of 0.7%; but recorded an annual increase of 4.1%.