Qatar has a huge amount of reserves in oil and gas which helps them to increase their GDP factor due to large exports. Almost half of the GDP of Qatar depends on oil and gas reserves.

They import their products to this countries South Korea 18.3%, Japan 18.2%,  India 12.4%, China 5.1%,  Singapore 4%. They have a huge amount of investment scattered around the world and it is managed by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).

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Qatar Gross Domestic Product Purchasing Power Parity (GDP PPP) per capita is the biggest and first in the world. That means that they have the highest purchasing power in the world.

Comparing some countries GDP PPP, rank #1 is Qatar with $127,660, rank #12 is Saudi Arabia with only $55,158, U.S.A. is at rank #11 with $57,436, the Philippines is in rank #118 with $7,728. Qatar is the richest country in the world. Is this why Qatar became a potential target?

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On Monday, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and three of its biggest allies Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain all announced that they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, as well as suspending air, land, and sea travel to and from the country.

The move came after Riyadh accused Qatar of backing radical Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS. Since then, Libya, Yemen, and the Maldives have also joined the diplomatic boycott.