International Trade Statistics, May 2019

  • 21/06/2019

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on the flow of export and import in May 2019.

Data from Kosovo International Trade Statistics show a higher trade deficit by (3.9%) in May 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, i.e. in the amount of 289,7 million euros, compared to the deficit of 278.9 million euros in 2018. Export covers import by (9.9%).

Exports of goods in May 2019 reached 31,8 million euros, while imports reached 321.6 million euros, a decrease by (3.0%) for exports and an increase by (3.1%) for imports, compared to the same period of 2018.

According to the data of the main groups for export: (34.1%) of exports consist of basic metals and articles thereof, (14.1%) plastics, rubber and articles thereof, (12.0%) mineral products, (11.7%) prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, (6.7%) various manufactured items, (3.8%) plant products, (3.8%) machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, (2.3%) textiles and articles thereof, etc.

According to the data of the main groups for imports: (14.3%) are mineral products (12.5%) machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment (12.3%) prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, (10.1%) basic metals and articles thereof (8.3%), means of transportation (7.1%) products of chemical industry (6.9%) plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.

Kosovo's exports to EU-28 countries reached 11,6 million euros, or about (36.7%) of total exports, up by 3.2%. The main partners for export in the EU are: Germany (8.0%), Italy (7.2%), Great Britain (3.9%), Holland (3.7%), Slovenia (3.2), etc.

Kosovo's imports from EU-28 countries were about 165,9 million euros, or (51.6%) of total imports, with an increase by (24.1%). The highest share of imports were from Germany (12.0%), Greece (8.3%), Italy (5.6%), Slovenia (3.9%), etc.

In May 2019, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 15,5 million euros, or (48.9%) of total exports, a decrease by (11.2%). The main partners for export from CEFTA countries are: Albania (22.9%), Macedonia (12.2%), Serbia (8.2%), and Montenegro (3.5%).

Meanwhile, imports from CEFTA countries in May 2019 reached 50,3 million euros, or (15.7%) of total imports, a decrease by (41.4%). The countries with the highest share of imports were: Albania (7.3%), Macedonia (7.3%), and Serbia (0.2%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries reached 4,6 million euros, or (14.4%). As the most important partners of these countries for export worth mentioning are: Switzerland (8.2%), and India (2.7%).

Kosovo's imports to other countries reached 105,2 million euros, or (32.7%). The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (12.0%) and China (9.6%).