International Trade Statistics, November 2018

  • 24/12/2018

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on flow of export and import in November 2018.

Data from Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit of 4.2% in November 2018 compared with the same period of 2017, i.e. in the amount of 240,2 million euros compared to the deficit of 230,5 million euros in 2017. Export covers import by (12.6%).

The export of goods in November 2018 was worth 34,7 million euros, while imports reached 274,9 million euros, an increase by 15.4% for exports and an increase by 5.5% for imports, compared with the same period of 2017.

According to the data of the main groups for export: 36.4% of exports are made up of base metals and articles thereof; 13.5% are mineral products; 12.8% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 8.1% consists of prepared foodstuff, beverages and tobacco; 6.4% are plant products; 3.8% consists of various manufactured articles; 3.2% is made up of textiles and articles thereof, etc.

Meanwhile, according to the data of the main groups for import: 16.9% are mineral products; 12.2% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 10.9% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 10.3% consists of basic metals and articles thereof; 7.8% are the means of transport; 6.9% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 6.4% consists of textiles and articles thereof; 6.0% consists of chemical industry products, etc.

Kosovo's exports to EU countries reached 10,4 million euros, or about 30.2% of total exports, with an increase by 29.6%. The main partners for export of goods in the EU are: Germany (8.5%), Holland (4.2%), Slovenia (3.6%), and Italy (3.0%).

Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports from EU countries reached about 126,0 million euros, or 45.8% of total imports, with an increase by 9.8%. The highest share of imports were from Germany (11.0%), Italy (5.1%), Greece (4.1%), France (3.7%), and Slovenia (3.5)

In November 2018, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 15,3 million euros, or 44.3% of total exports, down by (-1.6%). The main partners for export from CEFTA countries were: Albania (16.6%), Macedonia (10.5%), Serbia (8.3%), and Montenegro (6.9%).

While imports from CEFTA countries in November 2018 reached 55,8 million euros, or 20.3% of total imports, down by (-23.6%). The countries with the highest share of imports were: Albania (7.4%), Serbia (5.6%), Macedonia (5.5%) and B & H (1.1%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world reached 8,8 million euros, or 25.5%. The most important partners of these countries for export worth mentioning are: India (14.3%) and Switzerland (7.8%).

Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports to other countries of the world reached 93,0 million euros, or 33.9%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (11.2%) and China (10.3%).