Doha 04 Aug. 2018 (QNA)
The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) has released the 54th issue of (Qatar; Monthly Statistics) bulletin; a series of statistical newsletters released on a monthly basis. In this issue, MDPS highlighted the most important statistical changes that occurred in the country during June 2018 in addition to extracts from the results of the 2015 Census.
The most prominent change in this issue is the increase in the number of social security beneficiaries by 2.5 percent compared to the same month of the previous year (June 2017). This is accompanied by an rise in total deposits with an annual rate of 6.2 percent which is offset by an increase in the total credit with an annual rate of 6.1 percent compared to June 2017.
The demographic statistics in the present bulletin showed that the total population of Qatar has increased from 2.55 million during June 2017 to almost 2.58 million at end of June 2018, an annual increase of 1.4 percent.
With regard to Vital Statistics, a total number of 2073 live births has been registered during June 2018, a 3.5 percent decrease compared to May 2018. However, this decrease was offset by an increase in the total Qatari live births by 6.9 percent compared to last month. On the other hand, 156 deaths were recorded during the same period, a decrease of 18.8 percent compared to May 2018. However, this decrease was offset by a decrease of 53.3 percent in Qatari deaths.
Moreover, June 2018 has experienced a decrease in marriage and divorce contracts. The total number of marriage contracts was 295 contracts, whereas the total no of divorces has reached 62 divorce cases; namely, one divorce for every 5 marriages.
As for Social Security statements, the month of June 2018 has witnessed a significant increase in the number of social security beneficiaries, reaching 14538 individuals, whereas the total value of Social Security has almost reach 82 million Qatari Riyal during the same month.
The bulletin showed that the total electricity utilization during June 2018 was 3845.4 GWh attaining a monthly increase of 16.1 percent as compared with last month, while recording an annual drop of 11.1 percent compared to June 2017. The bulletin also showed that the total water consumption has reached 38100.5 Thousand m3 during the same month attaining a monthly decrease of 5.2 percent as compared with last month, while recording an annual drop of 14.1 percent compared to June 2017 .
As for the data of buildings permits issued, the total number of permits has reached 383 permits during June 2018, recording a monthly decrease of 35.8 percent.
As for traffic accidents cases, a total of 509 traffic cases were recorded during June 2018, showing a monthly decrease of 7.6 percent compared to May 2018. Light injuries are accounted for the vast majority of traffic accidents in June 2018, with 89 percent, followed by severe injuries by 9 percent. However, 10 deaths were recorded, equivalent to only 2 percent of total traffic accidents.
The bulletin also highlighted that the total number of registered vehicles during June 2018 has reached 3910 new vehicles. The figure showed a monthly decrease of 28.2 percent and an annual decline of 12.5 percent.
Total Broad Money Supply (M2) recorded about QAR 586.2 billion during June 2018, an annual increase of 10.2 percent compared with June 2017. On the other hand, cash equivalents; including deposits, attained for QAR 818.3 billion during June 2018. The figure has recorded an annual increase of 6.2 percent compared to June 2017, when deposits recorded approximately QAR 770.7 billion.