International Trade Statistics, April 2018
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on the flow of exports and imports for April 2018.
Data from Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit of 10.9% in April 2018 compared to the same period of 2017, i.e. 244.7 million euros, compared to the deficit of 220.6 million euros in the year of 2017. Export covered import by 9.4%.
Exports of goods in April 2018 reached 25.5 million euros, while imports amounted to 270,3 million euros, a decrease of 18.2% for exports and an increase of 7.3% for imports, compared with the same period of 2017.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 28.8% of exports are made up of base metals and articles thereof; 15.5% are mineral products; 15.1% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 10.3% comprise prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 4.8% are made up of different manufactured articles; 4.6% consists of plant products; 3.9% are made up of leather and articles thereof; 3.9% are made up of textiles and articles thereof; 3.0% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.
Whereas, according to the data of the main groups for import: 13.9% of imports constitute mineral products; 12.9% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 12.6% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 10.4% consists of basic metals and articles thereof; 8.6% consists of chemical industry products; 7.3% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 7.2% constitute the means of transport; 5.2% are plant products, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries reached 8.1 million euros, or about 31.8% of total exports, up by 28.8%. The main partners for export of goods in the EU are: Germany (8.1%), Great Britain (4.9%), Holland (4.3%), Italy (2.8%) and Bulgaria (2.3%).
Kosovo's imports from EU countries were about 115.4 million euros, or 42.7% of total imports, with an increase by 6.4%. The highest share of imports were from Germany (11.3%), Italy (5.7%), Greece (4.1%), Slovenia (2.8), Poland (2.8%), etc.
Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries in April 2018 reached 13.8 million euros, or 54.1% of total exports, down by 17.2%. The main partners for export from CEFTA countries are: Albania (21.7%), Macedonia (14.9%) Serbia (9.1%) and Montenegro (5.9%).
While imports from CEFTA countries in April 2018 reached 72.4 million euros, or 26.8% of total imports, with an increase by 2.3%. The countries with the highest share of imports were: Serbia (13.7%), Macedonia (5.3%), Albania (4.9%) and B & H (2.4%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries in the world reached to 3.5 million euros, or 14.1%. The most important partners for export are Switzerland (8.2%) and Turkey (3.3%).
Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports to other countries of the world reached 82.4 million euros, or 30.5%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (11.4%) and China (6.9%).