International Trade Statistics, April 2021

  • 24/05/2021

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has released data on the flow of export and import for April 2021.

Data on the Kosovo International Trade in Goods indicate a higher trade deficit by 100.5% in April 2021, compared to the same period of 2020, respectively in the amount of 323.4 million Euros, compared to the deficit of 161.2 million Euros in 2020. Exports cover imports by 15.9%.

Exports of goods in April 2021 amounted to 61.1 million Euros, while imports 384.5 million Euros, which is an increase of 86.9% for exports and 98.2% for imports, compared to the same period of 2020.

According to the data of the main groups of export: 36.0% of the exports are base metals and articles thereof; 18.1% comprise various manufactured articles; 11.0% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 7.6% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 5.0% are mineral products; 5.0% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 4.8% are textiles and articles thereof, etc.

According to the data of the main groups for import: 13.8% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 13.2% are mineral products; 11.3% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 10.9% are base metals and articles thereof; 9.1% are vehicles; 8.8% are products of the chemical industry; 7.1% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.

Kosovo's exports to EU countries amounted to 18.9 million Euros, or about 31.0% of total exports, with an increase by 77.8%. The main partners for the export of goods to the EU were: Italy (9.1%), Germany (7.8%), Bulgaria (2.6%), etc.

Kosovo's imports from EU countries were about 174.7 million Euros, or 45.4% of total imports, with an increase by 85.3%. The main imports partners were: Germany (14.7%), Italy (5.4%), Slovenia (4.5%), Greece (3.3%), etc.

In April 2021, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries amounted to Euro 23.5 million, or 38.5% of total exports, with an increase by 44.8%. The main export partners from CEFTA countries were: Albania (15.6%), North Macedonia (11.0%), Serbia (6.3%), and Montenegro (3.4%).

Imports from CEFTA countries in April 2021 amounted to 76.7 million Euros, or 20.0% of total imports, with an increase by 103.8%. The main imports partners were: Serbia (6.8%), Albania (5.9%), and North Macedonia (5.4%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world amounted to 18.6 million Euros, or 30.5%. The most important export partners were: USA (15.9%), and Switzerland (7.6%).

Kosovo's imports with other countries of the world amounted to 133.0 million Euros, or 34.6%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (13.0%) and China (7.7%).