Purchasing Power
for Qatar

Purchasing Power
for Qatar

Purchasing Power describes the disposable income of populated areas across Qatar. It is a key indicator for sound location and sales territory planning.

Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power for Qatar

This Purchasing Power data product describes the disposable income of households (before taxes) in populated areas within Qatar and an extensive range of other countries. It is an important indicator of consumer potential and a key planning tool for optimising market location and understanding sales territories. This product allows you to explore regional markets with increased precision. Consistent and comparable data, with seamless transitions across borders, make this product ideal for international projects.

Purchasing Power for Qatar can be purchased on its own or bundled with GIS polygon data for administrative regions, postcodes and small areas. This effective combination will allow you to perform enlightening analysis supported by stunning visualisations.

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Flag of QatarQatar – Zones

Number of Regions
Avg Population / Region
One of the wealthiest countries in the world, the State of Qatar is situated in western Asia, on the north-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. It shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia and coastline on the Persian Gulf. The capital city is Doha.
Historically Qatar has always been an important point on trading routes. It came under Bahraini and Saudi rule in the eighteenth century and then under Ottoman rule from 1871-1915, after which it became a British protectorate. Qatar became fully independent in 1971. It is now a semi-constitutional monarchy and divided into eight municipalities. The hereditary Qatari monarch retains so much power that the style of government is virtually an absolute monarchy.
Qatar has transformed from being one of the poorest of the gulf states, reliant mainly on fishing and pearl fishing and trading, to one of the world’s wealthiest. Oil was discovered in 1939 and has been responsible for the economic transformation. Qatar holds 13% of the world’s oil and gas resources. It is the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, but its high emissions of carbon dioxide are to its cost. Qatar has one of the fastest growing tourism sectors and is investing heavily in this market. It is estimated that only around 12% of the population are Qatari nationals. Most of the population live in or around Doha and the country has extremely low unemployment, and a sophisticated infrastructure.
Qatari culture is significantly influenced by Islam. Bedouin poetry, music, song and dance are important elements to its cultural heritage. Qatar has invested heavily in museums and art galleries and the country is one of the biggest investors in art by value. The influential Al Jazeera Media Network is owned by the Qatari government. Soccer is the most popular sport, enhanced further by Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar now hosts other sports, including tennis, squash and cycling.
On the world stage Qatar is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League and OPEC.

Product details

Purchasing Power for Qatar
Administrative Postcode Small Area
Region Type Zones
Number of Regions 92
Average Population/Region 30,000
Additional data variables available (described below):
Retail Spend1
Retail Turnover12
Retail Centrality123
Consumer Spend by Product Groups1

1 Includes population data
2 Only administrative municipalities with 10,000 and more inhabitants
3 Includes retail spend and retail turnover

Additional variables

Please see the table above for availability of the following additional variables.

Retail spend

Retail spend refers to the potential share for retailers of the purchasing power of households within a given populated area. It is calculated as general purchasing power, less fixed expenditure. High quality, proven retail spend data is available on a municipality, postcode and small area basis.

Retail turnover

Retail turnover refers to the turnover of local retail trade. In contrast to purchasing power and retail spend, retail turnover quantifies purchases at the consumers’ place of expenditure. High quality, proven retail turnover is available on a municipality, postcode and small area basis.

Retail centrality index

The retail centrality index describes the capacity of a given area to attach the retail spend of its own population, as well as incoming shoppers from other areas, to the local retail trade. Cities with a high ‘shopping appeal’ have a centrality index of over 100. This is because they attract more shoppers and retail spend from surrounding areas than they emit in return. The retail centrality index is available at municipality and postcode code level.

Consumer spend by product groups

Consumer spend by product group quantifies the expenditure by consumers on specific groups of goods or services.

Whilst purchasing power is the most commonly used indicator for a region’s potential, it is not necessarily the most appropriate planning tool for all goods and services, as for some, patterns of consumer behaviour do not relate exclusively to disposable income. In order to respond to the nuances of the market, the general purchasing power values have been enhanced and recalculated based on consumer spend for twenty product categories.

Product categories include: food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages, tobacco, clothing, footwear, furniture & furnishings (carpets and other floor coverings), household textiles, household appliances, glassware (inc. tableware & household utensils), tools and equipment for house and garden, routine household maintenance, medical products, appliances and equipment, consumer electronics (inc. photographic and IT equipment), durables for recreation and culture, toys and games (inc. hobby, sport, garden, pets), recreational and cultural services, newspapers (inc. books and stationery), catering services, personal care and jewellery (inc. clocks, watches and other personal effects).

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Data formats & delivery

Purchasing Power for Qatar is available in many popular GIS formats, including:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

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