International Trade Statistics, March 2021
Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has released data on the flow of export and import for March 2021.
Data on the Kosovo International Trade in goods indicate a higher trade deficit by 45.8% in March 2021, compared to the same period of 2020, respectively in the amount of 320.7 million Euros, compared to the deficit of 219.9 million Euros as they were in 2020. Exports cover imports by 16.2%.
Exports of goods in March 2021 were worth 61.8 million Euros, while imports 382.5 million Euros, which is an increase by 92.2% for exports and 51.8% for imports, compared to the same period of 2020.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 35.1% of the exports are base metals and articles thereof; 17.2% comprise various manufactured articles; 9.5% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 7.3% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 7.0% are mineral products; 5.5% are textiles and articles thereof; 4.2% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.
Whereas, according to the data of the main groups for import: 12.6% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 11.9% are mineral products; 11.7% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 9.9% are vehicles; 9.8% are base metals and articles thereof; 9.3% are products of the chemical industry; 7.5% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries amounted to 19.8 million Euros, or about 32.2% of total exports, with an increase by 82.8%. The main partners for the export of goods to the EU were: Italy (10.6%), Germany (7.1%), the Netherlands (2.5%), etc.
Kosovo's imports from EU countries were about 184.8 million Euros, or 48.3% of total imports, with an increase by 38.8%. The main import partners were: Germany (14.8%), Italy (6.1%), Greece (5.9%), Slovenia (3.6%), etc.
In March 2021, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries amounted to 24.3 million Euros, or 39.4% of total exports, with an increase by 53.4%. The main export partners from CEFTA countries were: Albania (16.2%), Northern Macedonia (12.2%), Serbia (5.8%) and Montenegro (3.3%).
Meanwhile, imports from CEFTA countries in March 2021 amounted to 71.3 million Euros, or 18.6% of total imports, with an increase of 146.9%. The countries with the highest share of imports were: Serbia (5.9%), Northern Macedonia (5.6%) and Albania (5.5%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world amounted to 17.5 million Euros, or 28.5%. The most important export partners are: USA (14.3%), and Switzerland (7.8%).
Kosovo's imports with other countries of the world amounted to 126.3 million Euros, or 33.0%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (12.8%) and China (8.7%).