International Trade Statistics, July 2019

  • 23/08/2019

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%).