International Trade Statistics, August 2017

  • 25/09/2017

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

Data from Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit of 6.3% in August 2017, compared to the same period of 2016, ie in the amount of 264,7 million euros, compared to the deficit of 249,0 million euros in 2016. Exports covered imports by 11.0%.

The export of goods in August 2017 was worth 32,5 million euros, while imports amounted to 297,3 million euros, which is an increase of 51.9% for export and of (9.9%) for imports, compared to the same period of 2016 .

According to the data of the main export groups: 33.6% consists of base metals and articles thereof; 20.0% consists of mineral products; 11.5% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 9.1% consists of plant products; 8.5% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 3.4% consists of leather and articles thereof; 2.0% consists of textiles and articles thereof, etc.

Meanwhile, according to the data of main groups for import: 15.3% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 14.8% are mineral products; 10.8% consists of basic metals and articles thereof; 10.0% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 7.3% are the means of transport; 7.0% consists of chemical industry products; 6.1% consists of plastics, tires and articles thereof; 4.7% are made up of textiles and articles thereof, etc.

Kosovo's exports to EU countries amounted to 8,0 million euros, or about 24.6% of total exports, increase for 72.3%. The main export exporters in the EU are: Germany (5.3%), Great Britain (3.8%), Holland (2.9%), Austria (2.8%) etc.

Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports from EU countries were about 122,2 million euros, or 41.1% of total imports, with an increase of 11.8%. The highest share of imports was from Germany (11.1%), Italy (7.1%), Greece (4.7%), Poland (2.9%), etc.

In August 2017, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 16,4 million euros, or 50.4% of total exports, up 49.4%. The main export partners from CEFTA countries are: Albania (17.2%), Macedonia (13.1%), Serbia (13.0%), and Montenegro (3.9%).

While imports from CEFTA countries in August 2017 reached 86,9 million euros, or 29.3% of total imports, with an increase of 13.1%. The countries with the highest participation for imports were: Serbia (15.3%), Macedonia (5.1%), Albania (4.9%) and B & H (3.2%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries in the world amounted to 8,1 million euros, or 25.0%. The most important export partners were India (15.7%) and Switzerland (4.8%).

Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports from other countries of the world amounted to 88,0 million euros, or 29.6%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: China (9.5%) and Turkey (9.3%).

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