International Trade Statistics, September 2019

  • 24/10/2019

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

Data from the Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit by 0.1% in September 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, amounting to 257.3 million euros, compared to a deficit of 257.1 million euros in 2018. Exports cover imports by 13.0%.

Exports of goods in September 2019 amounted to 38.4 million euros, while imports amounted to 295.7 million euros, an increase by 4.7% for export, and an increase by 0.6% for imports, compared to the same period in 2018.

According to the data of the main groups for exports: 35.9% of exports are base metals and articles thereof; 13.0% are made of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 12.1% are mineral products; 9.8% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 8.1% are plant products; 5.1% make up the various manufactured articles; 3.3% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.

According to the data of the main groups for imports: 14.6% are mineral products; 11.8% are base metals and articles thereof; 11.8% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 11.5% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 8.4% make up the means of transport; 7.3% are products of the chemical industry; 6.5% are made up of plastics, rubber and articles thereof.

Kosovo's exports to EU countries amounted to 12.8 million euros, or about 33.5% of total exports, an increase by 25.5%. The main partners for export of goods to the EU are Germany (9.3%), Netherlands (4.2%), Denmark (3.9%), Italy (3.8%), Great Britain (3.6%), and other.

Kosovo's imports from EU countries reached about 142.3 million euros, or 48.1% of total imports, with an increase of 14.7%. The highest share of imports was from Germany (12.2%), Italy (6.5%), Greece (5.2%), Slovenia (3.9%), Bulgaria (3.3%), etc.

In September 2019, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries amounted to 16.0 million euros, or 41.8% of total exports, up by 6.3%. The main export partners from CEFTA countries are: Albania (18.0%), Macedonia (10.3%), Serbia (6.7%), and Montenegro (4.8%).

Kosovo's imports from CEFTA countries in September 2019 amounted to 42.5 million euros, or 14.4% of total imports, with a decrease by (-48.2%). The countries with the highest share of imports were: Macedonia (6.9%), Albania (6.2%), and Serbia (0.2%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries in the world amounted to 9.4 million euros, or 24.7%. The most important partners for exports from these countries are India (12.4%) and Switzerland (7.0%).

Kosovo's imports with other countries of the world amounted to 110.8 million euro, or 37.5%. The countries with the highest share of imports for this group were Turkey (13.7%) and China (8.8%).