Jan 1 (Reuters) - Qatar's foreign trade surplus fell to
91.89 billion riyals ($25.2 billion) in the third quarter of
2012 from a revised 94.88 billion in the previous three months,
preliminary data from the Qatar Statistics Authority showed on
Exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) edged up to 49.48
billion riyals in July-September from 49.20 billion in the
previous quarter, the data also showed.
QATAR FOREIGN TRADE Q3/12 Q2/12 Q3/11
Exports (mln riyals, FOB) 118,514 118,930 110,472
Imports (CIF) 26,626 24,054 20,337
Balance 91,888 94,876 90,135
DYNAMICS (pct yr/yr change in riyal terms)
NOTE: Q2 figures are revised. Data on exports are collected
directly from exporting companies, while data on imports cover
only goods cleared through the Customs Department. FOB - free on
board, CIF - cost, insurance and freight.
($1 = 3.64 Qatar riyals)
(Reporting by Andrew Torchia; editing by Patrick Graham)
Keywords: QATAR TRADE/
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