PSA: Qatar’s Visitors Increase by 53.1% in February on Annual Basis

Doha, April 02 (QNA) – The total number of inbound visitors reached about 596,000, recording a monthly decrease of 15.2% (compared to January 2024) but recorded an annual increase of 53.1% (compared to February 2023).

Data published in the new issue of (Qatar; Monthly Statistics) bulletin issued by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) on Tuesday showed that the highest number of visitors was from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at 42%. As for visitors by type of port, visitors via air make up the highest percentage with 48% of the total number of visitors.

Traffic accident cases without counting the accidents without injuries, a total of 754 traffic cases were recorded during February 2024, showing a monthly decrease of 10.6% and an annual increase of 12.9%. Light injuries accounted for most traffic accident cases during the same month, with 95%, followed by severe injuries by 4%. However, 12 deaths were recorded, equivalent to only 1% of total traffic accident cases.

Regarding Vital Statistics, 2,469 live births have been registered during February 2024. Also, an increase in the total Qatari live births by 1.7% compared to last month. On the other hand, 206 deaths were recorded during the same period, a decrease of 14.2% compared to January 2024.

Moreover, February 2024 witnessed a monthly increase of 11.7%, and 11.3% of total marriage contracts and total divorce certificates respectively. The total number of marriage contracts reached 439 marriage contracts, while the total number of divorce certificates reached 157 cases.

As for the Social Security statements, they reached QR 78 million in February 2024, for 14,385 beneficiaries, recording a monthly decrease of 2.9% for the value of social security and a monthly increase of 0.2% for the number of beneficiaries of Social Security.

As for the Banking Sector; total Broad Money Supply (M2) recorded about QR 747 billion during February 2024, an annual increase of 6.5% compared with February 2023. On the other hand, cash equivalents; including Commercial Bank Deposits, attained for QR 1,029 billion during February 2024. The figure has recorded an annual increase of 8.3% compared to February 2023, when deposits recorded approximately QR 950 billion.

Regarding the data of building permits issued, the total number of permits has reached 689 permits during February 2024, recording a monthly decrease of 10.6% and an annual increase of 7.0%. (QNA)