International Trade Statistics in goods (ITS), September 2022

  • 21/10/2022

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has released the data on the flow of export and import for the month of September 2022.

The data from the International Trade in goods in Kosovo indicate a higher trade deficit by 6.5% in September 2022, in relation to the same period of 2021, namely in the amount of 401.1 million Euros, compared to the deficit of 376.5 million Euro in 2021. Export covers import by 16.1%.

The export of goods in the month of September 2022 was worth 77.0 million Euros, while the import was 478.1 million Euros, which is an increase by 1.9% for export and 5.8% for import, compared to the same period of 2021.

According to the data of the main groups for export: 23.6% of exports are base metals and articles thereof; 16.4% are various manufactured items; 15.9% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 8.3% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 8.2% are mineral products; 5.6% are plant products, etc.

While, according to the data of the main groups for import: 17.5% are mineral products; 12.2% are base metals and articles thereof; 12.0% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 11.2% are mechanical and electrical machines and equipment; 6.6% are the means of transport; 6.5% plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 6.3% are the products of the chemical industry, etc.

Kosovo's exports to EU countries reached 28.9 million Euros, or about 37.6% of total exports, with an increase by 31.3%. The main partners for the export of goods to the EU are: Germany (12.7%), Italy (5.8%), the Netherlands (3.9%), Slovenia (3.3), etc.

Kosovo's imports from EU countries were around 193.6 million Euros, or 40.5% of total imports, with an increase by 12.6%. The main partners for imports were: Germany (10.1%), Greece (6.6%), Italy (4.5%), Slovenia (3.1%), etc.

In September 2022, Kosovo's exports with CEFTA countries reached 28.1 million Euros, or 36.6% of total exports, with an increase by 12.1%. The main partners for exports from the CEFTA countries are: North Macedonia (11.9%), Albania (11.5%), Serbia (7.7%) and Montenegro (4.1%).

Meanwhile, imports from CEFTA countries in September 2022 reached 85.1 million Euros, or 17.8% of total imports, with an increase by 0.8%. The countries with the highest share of imports were Serbia (7.0%), North Macedonia (4.6%), and Albania (4.0%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world reached 19.8 million Euros, or 25.8%. As the most important partners of these countries for export is: USA (10.3%), and Switzerland (8.6%).

While Kosovo's imports with other countries of the world reached 199.3 million Euros, or 41.7%. The countries with the highest share of import in this group were: Turkey (15.9%) and China (10.1%).

 

For more information about the International Trade Statistics for the month of September 2022, visit:: http://ask.rks-gov.net/sq/agjencia-e-statistikave-te-kosoves/ekonomi/tregtia-e-jashtme