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Qatar’s population edges up 2.75 million in October 2019
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Qatar’s population edges up 2.75 million in October 2019

Monthly data released by the Planning and Statistics Authority showed that the rise in the total population on a monthly basis was 0.2 percent compared to September 2019.
On an annual basis, the increase was 0.3 percent during October of 2019. These data were published in the 70th issue of the monthly statistics. In addition, this month also witnessed an increase in the total live births by a monthly rate of 5.7 percent, offset by the decrease in total deaths at a monthly rate of 7.4 percent (compared to September 2019).
The demographic statistics showed that the total population of Qatar has increased from 2.74 million during October 2018 to 2.75 million at end of October 2019.
Regarding to Vital Statistics, 2369 live births has been registered during October 2019. Also, An increase in the total Qatari live births by 9.8 percent compared to last month. On the other hand, 174 deaths were recorded during the same period, a decrease of 7.4 percent compared to September 2019.
Moreover, October 2019 has experienced a monthly increase by 9.4 percent and 27.3 percent respectively in marriage contracts and divorce certificates. The total number of marriage contracts was 313 contracts, whereas the total No. of divorces has reached 154 divorce cases; namely, one divorce for every 2 marriages.
Social Security statements, reached 87 Million Qatari Riyals in October 2019, for 15735 beneficiaries.
Total electricity consumption during October 2019 was 4761.9 GWh attaining a monthly decrease of 5.8 percent and an annual rise of 35.6 percent. While the total water consumption has reached 40814.8 Thousand m3 during the same month attaining a monthly decrease of 29.7 percent and an annual rise of 9.1 percent.
The data of buildings permits issued, the total number of permits has reached 954 permits during October 2019, recording a monthly increase of 25.9 percent.
Traffic accidents cases, a total of 599 traffic cases were recorded during October 2019, showing a monthly increase of 10.9 percent. Light injuries are accounted for the vast majority of traffic accidents during the same month, with 85 percent, followed by severe injuries by 12 percent. However, 16 deaths were recorded, equivalent to only 3 percent of total traffic accidents.
The total number of registered new vehicles during October 2019 has reached 6557 new vehicles. The figure showed a monthly increase of 10.7 percent and an annual increase of 3.4 percent.
For Banking Sector; Total Broad Money Supply (M2) recorded about 559.0 Billion Qatari Riyals during October 2019, an annual decrease of 2.1 percent compared with October 2018. On the other hand, cash equivalents; including Commercial Bank Deposits, attained for 825.3 Billion Qatari Riyals during October 2019. The figure has recorded an annual increase of 2.4 percent compared to October 2018, when deposits recorded approximately 806.0 Billion Qatari Riyals.
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