International Trade Statistics, July 2019
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has released data on the flow of export and import in July 2019.
Data from Kosovo International Trade Statistics show a higher trade deficit by 5.3% in July 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, i.e. in the amount of 296.3 million euros, compared to a deficit of 281.4 million euros in 2018. Exports cover import by 12.0%.
Exports of goods in July 2019 reached 40.4 million euros, while imports reached 336.8 million euros, an increase of 40.5% for export, and an increase of 8.6% for imports, compared to the same period in 2018.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 37.3% of exports are base metals and articles thereof; 10.9% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 10.6% consist of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 8.6% are plant products; 7.3% are mineral products; 3.3% make up the various manufactured articles; 3.0% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.
According to the data of the main groups for imports: 15.1% are mineral products; 13.0% machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 12.9% prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 9.5% base metals and articles thereof; 9.0% means of transport; 6.8% chemical products; 5.9% plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries reached 13.0 million euros, or about 32.2% of total exports, with an increase of 69.2%. The main partners for export in the EU are Austria (8.9%), Germany (6.5%), the Netherlands (4.0%), the UK (2.0%), and other.
Kosovo's imports from EU countries reached around 163.1 million euros, or 48.4% of total imports, with an increase of 28.4%. The highest share of imports were from Germany (12.5%), Italy (7.4%), Greece (4.6%), Bulgaria (3.6%), Poland (3.1%), Slovenia (3.1%), etc.
In July 2019, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 16.6 million euros, or 41.3% of total exports, up by 4.1%. The main partners for export from CEFTA countries are: Albania (16.7%), Macedonia (10.8%), Montenegro (6.4%) and Serbia (6.0%).
Imports from CEFTA countries in July 2019 reached 49.2 million euros, or 14.6% of total imports, with a decrease of (-40.5%). The countries with the highest share of imports were Albania (6.8%), Macedonia (6.8%) and Serbia (0.7%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world reached 10.7 million euros, or 26.6%. The most partners for export are India (18.2%) and Switzerland (5.0%).
Kosovo's imports with other countries of the world reached 124.4 million euros, or 36.9%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were Turkey (12.1%) and China (9.7%).