Qatar’s economic growth has stabilized in 2023 after a surge driven by the World Cup, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF also noted that the economy of the world’s leading exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has a positive medium-term outlook, thanks to an expansion in LNG production and ongoing reform efforts.
The IMF added that Qatar’s economy benefited from disciplined fiscal management during a period of increased revenue from hydrocarbon exports in 2022-23. This resulted in significant surpluses and a rapid reduction of central government debt.
These developments indicate a favorable economic climate for Qatar as it moves forward, with the potential for sustained growth and continued fiscal responsibility. In summary, Qatar’s economy has normalized following the World Cup-driven boom, and the country’s outlook for the future appears bright. The IMF’s assessment highlights the promising prospects for Qatar’s economic growth and the positive impact of ongoing reform efforts.