International Trade Statistics, February 2019
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on the flow of export and import in February 2019.
Data from Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit by 14.1% in February 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, i.e. in the amount of 208.6 million euros, compared to the deficit of 182.8 million euros in 2018. Export covers import by 10.3%.
The export of goods in February 2019 reached 24.0 million euros, while imports reached 232.7 million euros, an increase by 7.4% for exports and 13.4% for imports compared with to same period of 2018.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 30.7% of exports are made up of base metals and articles thereof; 15.1% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 14.6% consists of mineral products; 9.6% consists of prepared foodstuff, beverages and tobacco; 5.1% are plant products; 4.5% are made up of various manufactured articles; 3.9% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.
Whereas, according to the data of the main groups for import: 15.5% are mineral products; 12.1% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 11.8% consists of base metals and articles thereof; 10.8% consists of prepared foodstuff, beverages and tobacco; 8.7% constitute the means of transport; 6.8% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 6.7% consist of chemical industry products, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries reached 8.4 million euros, or about 35.1% of total exports, with an increase by 40.4%. The main partners for export in the EU are: Germany (7.5%), Slovenia (5.2), the Netherlands (5.1%), and Great Britain (3.0%).
Whereas, Kosovo imports from EU countries were about 115.8 million euros, or 49.8% of total imports, with an increase by 26.4%. The highest share of imports were from Germany (11.9%), Italy (5.9%), Slovenia (5.8%), Greece (4.6%), and Bulgaria (3.2%
In February 2019, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 11.7 million euros, or 48.7% of total exports, with an increase by 20.0%. The main partners for export from CEFTA countries were: Albania (19.8%), Macedonia (13.8%), Serbia (7.2%), and Montenegro (7.0%).
While imports from CEFTA countries in February 2018 reached 33.2 million euros, or 14.3% of total imports, therefore down by -36.7%. The countries with the highest share of imports were: Macedonia (6.8%), Albania (6.4%) and Serbia (0.2%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world reached to 3.8 million euros, or 16.2%. The most important partners for export are Switzerland (7.1%) and India (4.0%).
Kosovo's imports to other countries of the world reached 83.5 million euros, or 35.9%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (10.9%) and China (9.7%).