International Trade Statistics, January 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