Commercial ties between the United States and Qatar have been expanding at a rapid pace over the last seven years, with trade volumes growing by more than 446%, from $738 million in 2003 to $4.03 billion in 2011. High per capita income, a rather young population, and a high rate of unaccompanied expatriate population make have made Qatar a prime location for franchising, especially in the food industry. However, there are many franchises in Qatar besides fast food or casual dining and the potential for growth in non-food franchises is significant. There is strong Qatari interest in investing in franchising businesses based on the ease of “turn-key” business plans offered by the industry.
|Total Population||2.05 Million|
|GDP per Capita||$89,735 USD|
|% GDP on Healthcare||1.9 (Including LTC)|
65+ Population by Year
1% of Population
2% of Population
4% of Population