The strong bilateral relations between Qatar and India are reflected in their trade and economic partnerships.
India is the 4th largest export destination for Qatar.
US$750m in remittances sent by Indian expats in Qatar.
Qatar is one of the largest suppliers of LNG to India.
US$1.6b worth of India’s exports reached Qatar in 2018-19.
Bilateral trade in 2020-21
FDI inflows from April 2000 to March 2021
Indian expats currently live in Qatar
Besides, LNG, India also imports ethylene, propylene, ammonia, urea, and polyethylene from Qatar.
India is the third-largest export destination for Qatar and ranks at 10th position for Qatar’s imports.
Projects such as Gold Line Metro and Wakra Bypass highway have offered lucrative opportunities.
Qatar has created a one-stop-shop, eliminating five procedures and lowering property transfer time by 11 days.
Qatar's fast-growing IT-ICT industry has turned towards India for skill development and new-gen tech R&D.
The Governments of both nations are proactively encouraging opportunities in two-way travel and tourism activities.
India's Exports and Imports to Qatar
Source: Department of Commerce
Value in US$Million
|3||India’s Total Export||310,338.48||262,291.09||275,852.43||303,526.16||330,078.09|
|8||India’s Total Import||448,033.41||381,007.76||384,357.03||465,580.99||514,078.42|
|13||India’s Total Trade||758,371.89||643,298.84||660,209.46||769,107.15||844,156.51|
|17||India’s Trade Balance||-137,694.93||-118,716.67||-108,504.60||-162,054.83||-184,000.33|
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Carcasses/half-carcasses of lamb, fresh/chilled (020410)
Cuts & edible offal of species gallus domesticus, frozen (020714)
Meat of fowls of species Gallus domesticus, not cut in pieces, frozen (020712)
Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits & oth. bakers’ wares n.e.s. in Ch.19, whethe … (190590)agriexchange.apeda.gov.in
Cereals (excl. those which have been hulled/othw. wkd.), n.e.s. (100890)
Other wheat and meslin (100199)
Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)
Crustaceans; frozen, shrimps and prwns, excluding cold water varieties, in shell or not, smoked, cooked or not before or during smoking; in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (030617)
Fish; fresh or chilled, Pacific salmon, not fillet, livers, roes, other fish meat of heading 0304 (030213)
Other, including preparations of blood of any animal (160290)
Prpd/ prsvd meat, meat offal of bovine anmlsw (160250)
Prpd/prsvd meat, meat ofal/ blood of fwls of the spcs galus dmstcs (160232)
*Information subject to changes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Priority in employment is given to Qatari citizens. Employers who wish to hire non-Qataris or recruit workers from abroad are required to obtain permission from the government. Foreigners may work in Qatar under different employers.
Indian nationals comprise the largest expatriate community in Qatar and are engaged in a wide spectrum of professionals, including medicine, engineering, education, finance; banking, business, media and labour.
Labour Law: https://portal.www.gov.qa/wps/portal/topics/Employment+and+Workplace/laborlaw
Public and private infrastructure building, maintenance
The construction industry in Qatar is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% over 2019-24. Construction of civic infrastructure and connectivity projects have largely been supported by foreign workers at different levels in Qatar.Ministry of Municipality and EnvironmentResidency Permits inquiry
Tax, accounting, banking, insurance, audit and other financial services
Qatar, with a population of only around 2.7 million, makes up around 5% of insurance premiums from the Middle East and North Africa region. Financial services in Qatar are supported by foreign workers at different capacities.Ministry of FinanceResidency Permits inquiry
Doctors, nurses, radiologists, lab technicians
The Qatar Healthcare Facilities Master Plan 2013-2033 provides the first guide for managing the country’s growth of key healthcare infrastructure. Qatar attracts large number of healthcare workers ranging from doctors to nurses and lab technicians.Ministry of Public HealthResidency Permits inquiry
Culinary, server, personalcare, hotel, tour and travel staffing
With steady growth in business and tourism, Qatar’s hospitality sector has seen increased activity. The nation will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The hospitality sector in Qatar, ranging from hotels to tourism to personal care, employs foreign workers.Qatar TourismResidency Permits inquiry
Upstream oil and gas sector staffing
Qatar is the largest producer of liquefied natural gas in the world, with the oil and gas industry contributing the largest chunk to the national GDP. Qatar’s oil and gas exploration sector is a major employer and strength for the economy.Oil and Gas SectorResidency Permits inquiry
Faculty positions up to uninversity
The education sector in Qatar is expected to be worth around US$2.8 billion by 2023, as per Ken Research. The education sector in Qatar, ranging from schools to universities draw foreign teaching staff from different disciplines.Ministry of Education and Higher EducationResidency Permits inquiry
Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors
Operates in Qatar's construction sector
TCS; Wipro; MahindraTech have set up representative offices in Qatar
Aiana Resorts (part of Leela Group) and Faisal Holding are constructing luxury apartments in Doha
L&T and Qatari firm, Al Balagh Trading & Contracting appointed to build Al Rayyan Stadium for FIFA 2022
Qatar Investment Authority has invested in India's infrastructure sector