International Trade Statistics in goods (ITS), November 2022
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has released the data on the flow of export and import for the month of November 2022.
The data from the International Trade in goods in Kosovo indicate a higher trade deficit by (11.2%) in November 2022, in relation to the same period of 2021, namely in the amount of 401.4 million Euros, compared to the deficit of 361.1 million Euros in 2021. Export covers import by 15.6%.
The export of goods in November 2022 was worth 73.9 million Euros, while the import was 475.4 million Euros, which is an increase by 4.6% for export and 10.1% for import, compared to the same period of 2021.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 21.9% are base metals and articles thereof; 18.1% are various manufactured items; 15.9% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 9.9% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 5.2% are mineral products; 4.9% are machines, mechanical and electrical equipment; 4.6% are plant products, etc.
While, according to the data of the main groups for import: 18.4% are mineral products; 12.3% are machines, mechanical and electrical equipment; 12.1% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 10.1% are base metals and articles thereof; 7.4% are the means of transport; 6.1% are the products of the chemical industry; 6.1% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries reached 25.5 million Euros, or about 34.5% of total exports, with an increase by 32.3%. The main partners for the export of goods to the EU were: Germany (11.9%), Italy (5.7%), the Netherlands (4.0%), etc.
Kosovo's imports from EU countries were around 204.8 million Euros, or 43.1% of total imports, with an increase by 7.8%. The main partners for imports were: Germany (11.5%), Italy (7.5%), Greece (4.3%), Slovenia (3.5%), etc.
In November 2022, Kosovo's exports with CEFTA countries reached 26.2 million Euros, or 35.5% of total exports, with an increase by 6.6%. The main partners for export from CEFTA countries were: North Macedonia (12.7%), Albania (10.6%), Serbia (6.5%) and Montenegro (4.6%).
Whereas, imports from CEFTA countries, in November 2022, reached 86.4 million Euros, or 18.2% of total imports, with an increase by 1.5%. The countries with the highest share of import were: Serbia (6.6%), North Macedonia (5.0%) and Albania (4.7%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world reached 22.1 million Euros, or 30.0%. As the most important partners from these countries for export are: USA (12.5%), and Switzerland (9.8%).
Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports to other countries of the world reached 184.0 million Euros, or 38.7%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (19.3%) and China (8.7%).
For more information about International Trade Statistics (ITS) for the month of November 2022, visit: https://ask.rks-gov.net/sq/agjencia-e-statistikave-te-kosoves/ekonomi/tregtia-e-jashtme