TABLE-Qatar Nov trade surplus falls 4.2 pct y/y

Reuters

Jan 1 (Reuters) - Qatar's foreign trade surplus fell 4.2 percent from a year earlier to 30.88 billion riyals ($8.48 billion) in November, preliminary data from the Qatar Statistics Authority showed on Wednesday.

Exports of petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 0.9 percent to 23.90 billion riyals.

QATAR FOREIGN TRADE 11/13 11/12 Exports (mln riyals, FOB) 39,830 40,182 Imports (CIF) 8,954 7,969 Balance 30,876 32,213 DYNAMICS (pct yr/yr change in riyal terms) Exports -0.9 Imports 12.4 Balance -4.2 NOTE: Analysts polled by Reuters in September expected Qatar's current account surplus to total 27.4 percent of gross domestic product in 2013 and 22.8 percent in 2014.

FOB - free on board, CIF - cost, insurance and freight.

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