Number of visitors to Qatar up; population reaches over 2.5m

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The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics revealed an increase in the number of visitors to Qatar in the first half of 2017.


The 42nd edition of Qatar Monthly Statistics showed the total number of visitors reached about one million, and 464,000 visitors from the beginning of the year until June 2017. This is an overall annual increase of 1.5 percent compared to total number of visitors during the same period in 2016, when it reached a total of only one million and 442,000 visitors.


This edition also highlighted a significant increase in the number of beneficiaries of social security as it has reached 14,180 beneficiary during June 2017. The figure has registered a monthly increase of 5.4 percent in comparison to May.


The bulletin has shown an increase in the total value of social security, as it has reached QR 83 million during June 2017. The figure has registered a monthly increase of 6.2 percent in comparison to May 2017.


The demographic statistics of the bulletin shows that Qatar’s population has reached more than 2.5 million at end of June 2017, attaining an annual increase of 2.8 percent compared with population at end of June 2016 where population accounted for approximately 2.5 million.


In regard with vital statistics, a total number of 2,118 births has been registered in June, on the other hand, 201 death cases were recorded during the same period.


On another aspect, the total number of registered marriages was 206 contracts by June 2017, while the total number of divorce cases was 55 declarations during the same month.


In regard to electricity and water consumption rate, the bulletin showed that the total electricity utilisation value during June was 4,323 gigawatt per hour attaining a monthly increase of 3.7 percent compared with previous month. The bulletin also showed that the total value of water consumption has reached 44,340 thousand cubic metres during the same month, registering a monthly decrease of 3.3 percent.


The total number of building permits has reached only 411 permits during June, and thus recorded a monthly decrease of 43.5 percent in comparison to May.


A total of 487 traffic cases were recorded during June, resulting in a monthly decrease of 12.7 percent in comparison with previous month, where it reached only 558 traffic cases. At the same instance, 17 death cases were recorded during June 2017.


The bulletin also highlighted that the total number of registered vehicles has reached 4,471 during June. The figure has registered a monthly decrease of 41.6 percent compared to May, where the total number of registered vehicles was 7,651 new vehicles. (Source)