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Qatari Second-Quarter GDP Drops to Lowest Since 2012 on Pandemic

A man wearing a mask walks past the Doha skyline in Qatar.

A man wearing a mask walks past the Doha skyline in Qatar.

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Qatar’s economy performed its worst since at least 2012 during the second quarter amid lockdown measures to combat the coronavirus.

The gas-rich nation’s gross domestic product fell 6.1% in the April-to-June period on an annual basis, according to estimates by the Planning and Statistics Authority. The economy contracted 1% in the same period of 2019.