International Trade Statistics (ITS), October 2016

  • 29/11/2016

Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data regarding the flow of exports and imports for the month of October 2016.

Data from the Kosovo International Trade indicate a lower trade deficit (-0.2%) in the month of October 2016 compared to the same period of 2015 in the amount of 214.2 million euros, compared to a deficit of 214.6 million euros in 2015. Exports covered imports by 11.2%.

Exports of goods in the month of October 2016 were worth 27.1 million euros, while imports were 241.3 million euro, which is a decrease of (-0.1%) for exports and (-0.2%) for imports compared to the same period 2015.

According to the key export groups: 27.7% are mineral products; 22.9% are base metals and articles thereof; 10.2% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 9.7% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 7.9% are plant products; 4.8% are leather and articles thereof; 4.0% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.

While, according to data for import groups: 12.7% of import consists of prepared food, beverage and tobacco; 12.1% are mineral products; 11.7% are base metals and articles thereof; 11.7% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 8.1% are products of the chemical industry; 7.6% are means of transport; 6.8% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.

Exports of Kosovo to EU countries amounted to 7.1 million euros, or approximately 26.6% of total exports, a decrease of (-10.3%). The main partners for export of goods to the EU are: Germany (5.9%), Austria (4.6%), the Netherlands (4.5%) and Bulgaria (3.5%).

Kosovo's imports from EU countries are about 105.4 million euro, or 43.7% of total imports, an increase of 2.2%. Imports with the highest participation are from: Germany (12.0%), Italy (7.2%), Greece (4.2%), Poland (3.0%), etc.

Kosovo's exports with CEFTA countries in the month of October 2016 amounted to 15.2 million euro or 56.3% of total exports, an increase of 26.1%. While the main export partners of the CEFTA countries were: Serbia (22.0%), Macedonia (13.4%), Albania (12.9%) and Montenegro (5.4%).

Imports from CEFTA countries in the month of October 2016 amounted to 67.8 million euros or 28.1% of total imports, which had decreased (-1.1%). But, countries with the highest share of import were: Serbia (14.2%), Macedonia (6.0%), Albania (4.3%) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (3.0%).

Exports of Kosovo to other countries totalled 4.6 million euros or 17.1%. While, as the most important partners of these countries for exports were Switzerland (5.7%) and China (3.9%). Meanwhile, imports of Kosovo export with other countries amounted to 68.0 million euros or 28.2%. But, countries with the highest share of import in this group were: China (9.5%) and Turkey (9.2%). Imports of Kosovo with other countries amounted to 65.0 million euros or 27.9%. Countries with the highest share of import in this group are: Turkey (9.0%) and China (8.9%).


For more information regarding the International Trade Statistics for October 2016 visit: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/economy/international-trade