International Trade Statistics, January 2017

  • 28/02/2017

Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data related to flow of export and import for the month of January 2017.

Data from the Kosovo International Trade indicate a higher trade deficit by 13.7% in January 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, i.e. in the amount of 125,4 million euros, compared to a deficit of 110,3 million euros in 2016. Exports covered imports by 14.6%.

Exports of goods in the month of January 2017 were worth 21,4 million euros, while imports were 146,8 million euros, which is a decrease of (-3.7%) for exports and an increase of 10.8% for imports compared to the same period 2016.

According to the key export groups: 45.1% of exports comprise metals and articles thereof; 15.4% are mineral products; 8.2% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 8.0% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 5.8% are of plant products; 3.7% are leather and articles thereof; 3.1% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.

According to data for import groups: 17.5% of imports comprise mineral products; 12.9% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 12.1% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 10.2% are means of transport; 7.9% are chemical industry products; 6.1% are base metals and articles thereof; 5.5% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.

Exports to EU countries amounted to 5,4 million euros, or 25.6% of total exports, an increase of 0.4%. The main partners for the export of goods in the EU are: Germany (6.4%), the Netherlands (4.0%), the UK (4.0%) and Austria (2.4%).

Kosovo's imports from EU countries were around 63.8 million euros, or 43.4% of total imports, an increase of 11.3%. Imports with higher participation were from: Germany (12.0%), Greece (4.8%), Italy (4.3%), Czech Republic (2.9%), etc.

Meanwhile, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries in January 2017 amounted to 6,9 million euros, or 32.6% of total exports, an increase of 28.0%. The main export partners of the CEFTA countries are: Albania (11.9%), Serbia (9.2%), Macedonia (7.4%) and Montenegro (3.2%).

Imports from CEFTA countries in January 2017 amounted to 37,1 million euros, or 25.3% of total imports, an increase of 19.1%. Countries with the highest share of import were: Serbia (14.2%), Macedonia (4.5%), Albania (4.2%) and B & H (2.3%).

Exports to other countries totalled 8,9 million euros, or 41.8%. As the most important partners of these countries for export were: India (14.0%) and China (10.2%).

Meanwhile, imports of Kosovo with other countries totalled 45,9 million euros, or 31.3%. Countries with the highest share of imports were China (11.1%) and Turkey (9.2%).

For more information regarding the International Trade Statistics for January 2017 visit: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/2890/external-trade-january-2017.pdf​

Access to detailed data through the platform ASKDATA: http://askdata.rks-gov.net/PXWeb/pxweb/sq/askdata/askdata__External%20trade/?rxid=6bad64a2-4230-47f8- 9eda-0a6319b991f3