Qatar has been forced to route most of its supplies through allied Turkey and Iran ©Xinhua News Agency/PA Images
Qatar has been forced to route most of its supplies through allied Turkey and Iran ©Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Qatar imports dropped 38% in first month of blockade

1 August 2017

Imports of goods into Qatar dropped 37.9% in June according to preliminary government statistics.

Data for the first month of trade since a coalition of Gulf states initiated a blockade on Qatar showed the value of goods imported fell to R5.9bn, down from R9.5bn in May. Year on year this was a fall of 40%

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