As for economic blocs and groupings, the Asian countries (excluding GCC and Arab countries) were at the top of economic blocs that received exports of private sector during Q3/2022 which amounted to QR 3,375.44 million with a share of 35.99% of the total exports, followed by the EU which received exports amounted to QR 2,906.48 million or a share of 30.99% of the total value.
In third place came the group of GCC states, with exports totaling QR 2,381.22 million representing 25.39 percent of the total value, followed by the UAS that received QR 315.74 million, a share of 3.37 percent and the group of Arab countries excluding GCC states with exports amounted to QR 257.55 million, or a share of 2.74 percent of the total exports.
The grouping of African Countries excluding Arab countries came in the sixth place, which received 1.29 % of the total exports, with a value of QR 121.10 million, followed by other American countries which received exports estimated at QR9.88 million or a share of 0.11%, Other European Countries with a value of QR 0.09% of QR 8.41 million and the grouping of Oceania which received exports estimated at QR 2.44 million or a share of 0.03 percent of the total exports.
The number of countries receiving Qatari exports in Q3-2022 was 99 countries in the above economic groupings. The African grouping came to the forefront with 30 countries. Asia came then with 21 countries, followed by the European Union and Arab countries excluding GCC states with 13 countries for each, 10 American countries, then the GCC and other European countries with 5 countries for each, and lastly, the USA and one country (Australia) in the Oceania grouping.