International Trade Statistics, June 2018
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on the flow of export and import for June 2018.
Data from Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit of 23.5% in June 2018, compared to the same period of 2017, i.e. in the amount of 268.5 million euros, compared to the deficit of 217.4 million euros in 2017. Export covered import by 12.1%.
Exports of goods in June 2018 reached to 37.1 million euros, while imports reached 305.7 million euros, a decrease by -2.8% for exports and an increase by 19.6% for imports, compared with the same period of 2017.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 27.8% of exports are made up of base metals and articles thereof; 25.9% are mineral products; 10.3% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 7.9% consist of prepared foodstuff, beverages and tobacco; 7.4% consists of plant products; 4.1% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 3.4% are made up of leather and articles thereof; 2.6% are made up of various manufactured items, etc.
Meanwhile, according to the data of main groups for import: 16.0% of imports are made up of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 13.0% are mineral products; 12.1% consists of basic metals and articles thereof; 11.7% consists of prepared foodstuff, beverages and tobacco; 7.5% constitute the means of transport; 6.7% consist of chemical industry products; 6.5% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 4.4% are plant products, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries reached 13.3 million euros, or about 35.9% of total exports, with a 15.5% increase. The main partners of export of goods in the EU are: Slovenia (9.9%), Germany (5.6%), Holland (4.2%), Great Britain (3.4%), and Italy (2.6%).
Kosovo's imports from EU countries were about 140.2 million euros, or 45.9% of total imports, an increase of 28.2%. The highest share imports were from Germany (15.4%), Italy (7.1%), Greece (3.6%), Spain (3.5%), Poland (2.5%), etc.
In June 2018, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 17.4 million euros, or 47.1% of total exports, down by (-7.6%). The main partners for export from CEFTA countries are: Albania (14.4%), Serbia (13.4%), Macedonia (11.8%), and Montenegro (5.2%).
While imports from CEFTA countries in June 2018 reached 80.8 million euros, or 26.4% of total imports, with an increase of -12.8%. The countries with the highest share of imports were: Serbia (12.3%), Albania (6.7%), Macedonia (4.8%) and B & H (2.1%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world reached 6.3 million euros, or 17.0%. The most important partner of these countries for export worth mentioning is Switzerland with 10.1%.
Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports to other countries of the world reached 84.6 million euros, or 27.7%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (10.0%) and China (8.7%).