Qatar relies heavily on the Gulf countries in its trade and imports, especially with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
According to data of the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, the trade exchange between Qatar and the Arab Gulf countries in 2016 accounted for about 84 percent of the total trade between Qatar and other Arab countries, where the value of trade exchange between Arab countries and Qatar in 2016 accounted for QAR45 billion and the trade exchange between the Gulf States and Qatar accounted for QAR37.9 billion.
According to further data, the UAE and Saudi Arabia contribute for about 82 percent of the trade exchange between Qatar and the Gulf States. About 69 percent of the trade exchange between Qatar and the Arab countries comes from the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Kuwait is third in terms of trade exchange between Qatar and the Gulf countries with about 7 percent and 5 percent for both Bahrain and Oman respectively.
The value of trade exchange between Qatar and the world countries is QAR324 billion, 14 percent from Arab countries and 12 percent from Gulf countries.