International Trade Statistics, April 2019
Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on flows of export and import in April 2019.
Data from Kosovo International Foreign Trade Statistics show a higher trade deficit by 5.6% in April 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, i.e. in the amount of 258.5 million euros, compared to the deficit of 244.7 million euros in 2018. Export covers import by 12.5%.
Exports of goods in April 2019 reached 36.9 million euros, while imports reached 295.4 million euros, an increase by 44.7% for exports and 9.3% for imports, compared with the same period of 2018.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 42.8% consists of basic metals and articles thereof; 15.5% consists of mineral products; 11.9% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 8.6% consists of prepared foodstuff, beverages and tobacco; 3.8% consists of various manufactured articles; 2.9% are made up of textiles and articles thereof; 2.7% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.
Whereas, according to the main groups for imports: 14.2% are mineral products; 12.9% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 12.4% consists of basic metals and articles thereof; 11.2% consists of prepared foodstuff, beverages and tobacco; 8.6% comprise the means of transport; 7.4% consists of chemical industry products; 6.8% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries reached 12.3 million euros, or about 33.4% of total exports, with a 51.9% increase. The main partners for export in the EU are: Italy (9.6%), Germany (5.3%), Holland (3.9%), Slovenia (3.8), Great Britain (2.0%), etc.
Kosovo's imports from EU countries were about 156.3 million euros, or 52.9% of total imports, with a 35.4% increase. The highest share of imports were from Germany (13.5%), Greece (7.8%), Italy (5.9%), Slovenia (3.2%), etc.
In April 2019, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 15.6 million euros, or 42.4% of total exports, an increase by 13.2%. The main partners for export from CEFTA countries are: Albania (16.4%), Macedonia (10.8%), Serbia (9.7%), and Montenegro (4.1%).
While imports from CEFTA countries in April 2018 reached 47.7 million euros, or 16.1% of total imports, down by (-34.1%). The countries with the highest share of imports were Albania (8.1%), Macedonia (7.0%) and Serbia (0.2%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world reached 8.9 million euros, or 24.2%. As the most important partner of these countries for export worth mentioning is India (13.6%), Switzerland (6.8%).
Kosovo's imports from other countries of the world reached 91.4 million euros, or 30.9%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were Turkey (12.7%) and China (7.7%).