International Trade Statistics, June 2022

  • 22/07/2022

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

The data from the Kosovo International Trade in goods indicate a higher trade deficit by 30.5% in June 2022, in relation to the same period of 2021, namely in the amount of 418.1 million Euros, compared to the deficit by 320.4 million Euros in 2021. Exports covers imports by 15.1%.

The export of goods in June 2022 was worth 74.6 million Euros, while the import was 492.8 million Euros, which is an increase by 2.4% for export and 25.3% for import, compared to the same period of 2021.

According to the data of the main groups for export: 24.3% of exports are base metals and articles thereof; 18.6% of exports are various manufactured items; 14.7% of exports consist of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 8.6% of exports are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 7.5% of exports are mineral products; 4.2% of exports are stone, plaster, ceramic and glass products, etc.

While, according to the data of the main groups for import: 16.4 of imports are mineral products; 12.8% of imports consist of basic metals and their articles; 12.4% of imports are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 10.3% of imports are machines, mechanical and electrical equipment; 7.5% of imports are made up of means of transport; 7.4% of imports consist of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 6.8% of imports are the products of the chemical industry, etc.

Kosovo's exports to EU countries (27) reached 24.0 million Euros, or about 32.2% of total exports, with an increase of 2.4%. The main partners for the export of goods to the EU are: Germany (9.0%), Italy (5.3), the Netherlands (3.6%), etc.

Kosovo's imports from EU countries (27) were around 192.4 million Euros, or 39.0% of total imports, with an increase of 13.0%. The main partners for imports were: Germany (10.7%), Greece (5.7%), Italy (4.3%), etc.

In June 2022, Kosovo's exports with CEFTA countries reached 28.2 million Euros, or 37.8% of total exports, with a decrease by (-2.8%). The main partners for export from the CEFTA countries were: North Macedonia (13.4%), Albania (12.0%), Serbia (5.8%) and Montenegro (5.0%).

Meanwhile, imports from CEFTA countries in June 2022 reached 92.8 million Euros, or 18.8% of total imports, with an increase by 17.7%. The countries with the highest share of imports were: Serbia (6.8%), North Macedonia (5.3%) and Albania (5.0%).

Kosovo's exports with other countries of the world reached 22.3 million Euros, or 29.9%. The most important partners from these countries are: USA (13.8%), and Switzerland (7.7%).

Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports with other countries of the world reached 207.4 million Euros, or 42.1%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (15.1%) and China (9.7%).