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National Statistics 35% open


What data is expected?

Key national statistics such as demographic and economic indicators (GDP, unemployment, population, etc). To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • GDP for the whole country updated at least quarterly
  • Unemployment statistics updated at least monthly
  • Population updated at least once a year

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Statistical information about a variety of topics including GDP, enrolment in schools, exports, etc. published by Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics publishes a variety of statistics on its website including population, GDP, and unemployment. However, this data is scattered over many different pages, For example, the latest key indicators for all statistics can be viewed on this page ( ), while the archival monthly and annual reports are available on separate pages and much more difficult to find. Some data appears to be very up to date, such as population ( ), but for other topics they appear to be published many months ago ( such as those in they key indicators page ).

Qatar also has a data portal ( ), but it appears to be extremely out of date and very buggy.

Reviewer comments

Website difficult to navigate but basic data are there if not regularly updated. No open license.



  • Zach Christensen


  • Riyadh Al-Balushi