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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.

Country Demographics

Total Population 2.05 Million
GDP per Capita $89,735 USD
% GDP on Healthcare 1.9 (Including LTC)

65+ Population by Year

  • 2013

    15,000
    1% of Population

  • 2025

    39,000
    2% of Population

  • 2050

    106,000
    4% of Population