The Asian countries (excluding GCC and Arab countries) topped the list of the most important destinations for Qatari private sector exports according to the certificates of origin issued by the Qatar Chamber during the first quarter of 2022. The countries of this grouping received exports amounted to (3,892.52) million Qatari riyals, with 50.4% of the total exports. The grouping of European Union countries came in second place, which received 24.2% of the total exports, with a value of (1,868.84) million Qatari riyals. In the third place came the GCC countries, which received exports of (1,214.53) million Qatari riyals, or 15.7% of the total exports. Then, the Arab countries (excluding GCC) ranked fourth with a value of exports amounting to (402.43) million Qatari riyals, representing 5.2% of the total exports. The United States of America came in fifth place, which received exports of (215.84) million Qatari riyals, equivalent to 2.8%. Sixth, other European countries, with a percentage of 0.95%, and with a value of exports to the grouping countries amounted to (73.64) million riyals. The African countries (excluding Arab countries) ranked seventh, receiving exports amounted to 53.35 million riyals, equivalent to 0.69 % of total exports. Eighth, the grouping of other American countries, with a percentage of 0.08%, and the value of exports amounted to (6.37) million riyals. Then came the grouping of Oceania countries, with exports amounting to (2.71) million riyals, equivalent to 0.04% of total exports.
The number of countries receiving Qatari exports during the first quarter of 2022 was (97) in the above economic groupings. The African grouping came to the forefront with 27 countries. Asia came then with 19 countries, followed by the European Union and Arab countries with (13) countries each, then other American countries with (10) countries, then the GCC with (5), then other European countries with (8) countries, and lastly, the United States of America and one country (Australia) in the Oceania grouping.