Doha, April 03 (QNA) – The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) has released the 110th issue of (Qatar; Monthly Statistics) bulletin; a series of statistical newsletters released on a monthly basis. In this issue, the PSA highlighted the most important statistical changes that occurred in the country during February 2023.

Among the most prominent changes in this issue is the increase in Total Broad Money Supply (M2) which recorded about 702 Billion Qatari Riyals during February 2023, an annual increase of 11.3% compared with February 2022. On the other hand, cash equivalents; including Commercial Bank Deposits, attained for 950 Billion Qatari Riyals during February 2023. The figure has recorded an annual decrease of 1.5% compared to February 2022, when deposits recorded approximately 964 Billion Qatari Riyals.

The total number of registered new vehicles during February 2023 has reached 5862 new vehicles. The figure showed a monthly decrease of 8.2% and showed an annual decrease of 15.0%.

Traffic accidents cases without counting the accidents without injuries, a total of 668 traffic cases were recorded during February 2023, showing a monthly decrease of 15.2% and an annual decrease by 2.1%. Light injuries are accounted for most traffic accidents cases during the same month, with 91%, followed by severe injuries by 7%. However, 13 deaths were recorded, equivalent to only 2% of total traffic accidents cases.

Regarding to Vital Statistics, 2055 live births have been registered during February 2023. Also, a decrease in the total Qatari live births by 5.6% comparing to last month. On the other hand, 213 deaths were recorded during the same period, a decrease of 9.7% compared to January 2023.

Moreover, February 2023 witnessed a monthly decrease of 8.6% and 17.2% of total marriage contracts and total divorce certificates respectively compared to the previous month. The total number of marriage contracts reached 310 marriage contracts, while the total number of divorce certificates reached 106 cases.

As for tourism, the total number of inbound visitors reached about 389 thousand, recording a monthly increase of 14.3% (compared to January 2023) and it recorded an annual increase of 406.3% (compared to February 2022). The highest number of visitors was from the Gulf Cooperation Council at 38%. As for visitors by type of port, the visitors via Air make up the highest percentage with 44% of the total number of visitors.

A monthly rise in the total number of properties sold, with a monthly change rate of 69.8% during February 2023 compared to January 2023.

Regarding the data of buildings permits issued, the total number of permits has reached 644 permits during February 2023, recording a monthly decrease of 10.7% and an annual decrease of 7.6%.

As for the Social Security statements, reached 77 Million Qatari Riyals in February 2023, for 14245 beneficiaries, Recording a monthly decrease of 1.2% for the value of social security and a monthly decrease of 0.3% for the number of beneficiaries of Social Security. (QNA)


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