Qatar’s population hits annual low, but stays above 2 million in July

In the largest exodus Qatar has seen all year, the number of people in the country fell by 224,000 last month compared to June, newly released government figures show.

However, the population stayed above 2 million people in July, reflecting the overall growth the country has seen in 2015.

According to the Ministry of Development, Planning and Statistics, there were 2,120,129 people in Qatar at the end of last month, down from the 2,344,557 who were here in June.

Despite the sharp drop, the numbers show that there were still 200,000 more people in Qatar last month than in July 2014.

The latest figures are on par with this year’s average population increases, where figures show a rise of 9 to 10 percent each month, compared to the same period in 2014.

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Source News: Doha News
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