International Trade Statistics, January 2018

  • 27/02/2018

Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on the flow of exports and imports for January 2018.

Data from Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit by 36.0% in January 2018, compared to the same period of 2017, ie in the amount of 170,5 million euros, compared to the deficit of 125,4 million euro in 2017. Export covered import by 12.6%.

Export of goods in January 2018 was 24,5 million euros, while imports 195,0 million euros, an increase of 14.3% for exports and an increase of 32.8% for imports, compared with the same period of 2017.

According to the data of the main groups for export: 43.4% of exports are made up of base metals and articles thereof; 11.5% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 10.4% consists of mineral products; 9.0% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 4.5% are made up of leather and articles thereof; 4.3% consists of plant products; 4.0% are made up of textiles and articles thereof, etc.

Whereas, according to the main groups for imports, 19.5% of imports constitute mineral products; 12.6% consists of basic metals and articles thereof; 11.5% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 10.5% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 7.8% are the means of transport; 6.4% consists of chemical industry products; 5.5% consists of plant products; 5.4% are made up of plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.

Kosovo's exports to EU countries amounted to 6,3 million euros, or about 25.8% of total exports, with a 15.5% increase. The main partners for export of goods in EU are: Germany (6.1%), Holland (4.4%), Bulgaria (2.8%) and Italy (2.6%).

Kosovo's imports from EU countries were about 83,0 million euros, or 42.5% of total imports, with a 30.1% increase. The highest share of imports were from Germany (9.9%), Italy (5.3%), Romania (4.9%), Greece (3.2%), etc.

In January 2018, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 9,7 million euros, or 39.6% of total exports, an increase of 38.8%. The main export partners from CEFTA countries were: Albania (13.7%), Macedonia (10.2%), Montenegro (6.4%) and Serbia (5.7%).

While imports from CEFTA countries in January 2018 reached 53,4 million euros, or 27.4 of total imports, with a 44.0% increase. The countries with the highest participation for imports were: Serbia (15.9%), Albania (4.8%), Macedonia (4.0%) and B & H (2.4%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries in the world amounted to 8,4 million euros, or 34.6%. The most important partners from these countries for export are worth mentioning: India (22.3%) and Switzerland (6.0%).

Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports to other countries of the world amounted to 58,5 million euros, or 30.0%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: China (9.8%) and Turkey (8.3%).

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