International Trade Statistics (ITS), September 2016

  • 28/10/2016

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

Data from the Kosovo’s External Trade indicate a higher trade deficit to 2.2% in September 2016, compared to the same period of 2015, i.e. in the amount of 211.0 million euros, compared to a deficit of 206.4 million euros in 2015. Exports covered imports by 9.3%.

Exports of goods in the month of September 2016 were worth 21.6 million euros, while imports were 232.6 million euros, which is a decline of (-11.2%) for exports and an increase of 0.8% for imports compared to the same period in 2015. 

According to the key export groups: 32.3% are base metals and articles thereof; 13.7% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 11.6% are mineral products; 11.1% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 8.9% constitute plant products; 3.3% are miscellaneous manufactured articles; 3.0% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 2.9% are textile and articles thereof, etc.

While, according to data for import groups: 13.1% of import consists of prepared food, beverage and tobacco; 12.5% are mineral products; 10.9% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 9.9% are base metals and articles thereof; 8.4% are products of the chemical industry; 7.3% are means of transport; 6.5% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.

Kosovo’s exports to EU countries amounted to 5.8 million euro, or approximately 27.1% of total exports, a decrease of (-21.9%). The main partners for export of goods to the EU are: Germany (7.2%), the Netherlands (4.7%), Bulgaria (3.6%), and Italy (2.5%).

But Kosovo's imports from EU countries were around 101.6 million euros, or 43.7% of total imports; an increase of 5.8%. With the highest participation are imports from: Germany (12.3%), Italy (6.9%), Greece (5.6%), Poland (2.5%), etc.

Meanwhile, Kosovo's exports with CEFTA countries in the month of September 2016 amounted to 10.6 million euros, or 49.0% of total exports, with a decrease of (-2.3%). The main partners for export from the CEFTA countries are: Albania (19.3%), Macedonia (15.9%), Serbia (7.5%) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (3.4%).

Meanwhile, imports from CEFTA countries in the month of September 2016 amounted to 66.0 million euros, or 28.4% of total imports, which had decreased (-8.2%). Countries with the highest share of import were: Serbia (15.2%), Macedonia (6.0%), Albania (4.1%) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (2.5%).

Kosovo’s exports with other countries of the world amounted to 5.1 million euros, or 23.8%. The most important partners for export are: Switzerland (5.5%) and India (2.3%).

Meanwhile, imports of Kosovo to other countries totalled 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 External Trade Statistics for September 2016 visit: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/economy/international-trade