International Trade Statistics, December 2019

  • 24/01/2020

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

Data on Kosovo International Trade indicate the highest trade deficit by (12.7%) in December 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, i.e. € 308.3 million compared to the deficit. € 273.5 million in 2018. Exports covers imports by (8.0%).

Export of goods in December 2019 was € 26.9 million, while import € 335.2 million, a decrease by (8.5%) for export and an increase by (10.6%) for imports compared to the same period of 2018.

According to the data of the main groups for export, the following are: (29.2%) of exports are base metals and articles thereof, (12.8%) mineral products, (12.0%) prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, (11.0%) plastics, rubber and articles thereof, (7.2%) miscellaneous manufactured articles, (6.3%) machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, (5.1%) plant products, etc.

According to the data of the main groups for imports, the following are: (14.3%) machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, (13.0%) mineral products, (12.7%) prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, (11.4%) means of transport, (10.3%) base metals and articles thereof, (7.0%) chemical industry products, (4.8%) plant products, (4.8%) plastics, rubber and articles thereof.

Kosovo's exports to EU-28 countries amounted to € 11.2 million, or about (41.6%) of total exports, with an increase by (52.4%). The main partners for export in the EU are: Germany (8.4%), UK (5.2%), Denmark (4.7%), Netherlands (2.9%), etc.

Kosovo's imports from EU-28 countries were around € 162.2 million, or (48.4%) of total imports, with an increase by (4.5%). The highest share of imports were from Germany (14.4%), Italy (6.2%), Bulgaria (3.2%), Greece (3.1%), Slovenia (3.0%), Croatia (3.0%), and other.

In December 2019, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries amounted to € 12.7 million, or (45.2%) of total exports, with a decrease by (8.7%). The main partners for export from CEFTA countries are: Albania (18.6%), Macedonia (12.8%), Serbia (6.8%), and Montenegro (5.3%).

Whereas, imports from CEFTA countries in December 2019 amounted to € 41.2 million, or (12.3%) of total imports, with a decrease by (2.6%). The countries with the highest share of imports were: Macedonia (6.2%), Albania (4.9%), and Serbia (0.2%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world amounted to € 3.5 million, or (13.1%). The most important export partners of these countries are: Switzerland (6.7%), Turkey (3.3%).

Kosovo's imports to other countries of the world amounted to € 131.7 million, or (39.3%). The countries with the highest share of imports for this group were Turkey (12.3%) and China (9.6%).