International Trade Statistics, September 2017

  • 25/10/2017

Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on the flow of exports and imports for September 2017.

Data from Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit (1.4%) in September 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, ie in the amount of € 214,0 million compared to the deficit of € 211,0 million in 2016. Export covered import by (13.7%).

The export of goods in September 2017 amounted to € 34,1 million, while imports of goods amounted to € 248,1 million; there was an increase of (57.4%) for exports and by (6.6%) for imports compared to the same period of the year 2016.

According to the data of the main groups for export: (38.0%) of exports consists of basic metals and articles thereof, (14.1%) mineral products, (9.8%) prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, (9.6%) plastics, and articles thereof, (8.9%) vegetable products, (3.1%) leather and articles thereof, (2.5%) textile and textile articles, etc.

According to the data of the main groups for import: (15.1%) of imports are mineral products, (13.0%) prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, (11.5%) base metals and articles thereof, (10.5%) machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment (8.0%), transport (7.1%) chemical industry products, (6.7%) plastics, rubber and articles thereof, (5.1%) textile and textile articles, etc.

Kosovo's exports to EU-28 countries reached € 8,9 million, or about (26.4%) of total exports, with an increase of (53.1%). The main partners for exports of goods to EU are Germany (7.0%), Great Britain (3.5%), Netherlands (3.3%), Italy (2.3%), etc.

Kosovo's imports from EU-28 countries were about € 103,7 million, or (41.8%) of total imports, with an increase of (2.0%). The highest share of imports were from Germany (12.0%), Italy (8.8%), Poland (2.6%), Greece (2.5%), etc.

In September 2017, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached € 16,7 million, or (49.0%) of total exports, with an increase of (57.4%). The main export partners from CEFTA countries are: Albania (17.0%), Macedonia (15.2%), Serbia (9.5%), Montenegro (5.1%).

While imports from CEFTA countries in September 2017 reached € 74,6 million, or (30.1%) of total imports, with an increase of (13.0%). The countries with the highest share of imports were: Serbia (16.2%), Macedonia (5.5%), Albania (5.2%) and B & H (2.5%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries amounted to € 8,3 million, or (24.6%). The most important partners of these countries for export are worth mentioning: India (15.5%) and Switzerland (5.6%).

While Kosovo's imports to other countries amounted to € 69,7 million, or (28.1%). The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: China (9.2%) and Turkey (8.1%).

For more information on Kosovo International Trade Statistics for September 2017, visit: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/add-news/statistikat-e-tregtise-se-jashtme-shtator-2017