International Trade Statistics, November 2017
Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on the flow of exports and imports for November 2017.
Data from Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit of 13.7% in November 2017, compared to the same period of 2016, ie in the amount of 230,5 million euros, compared to the deficit of 202,7 million euros in 2016. Export covered import by 11.5%.
The export of goods in November 2017 was worth 30,0 million euros, while imports amounted to 260,6 million euros, which is a decrease (-6.3%) for exports and an increase of 11.0% for imports compared to the same period of 2016.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 30.6% of exports are made up of base metals and articles thereof; 18.9% are mineral products; 13.0% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 11.6% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 6.2% consists of plant products; 3.1% are made up of various manufactured articles, etc.
Meanwhile, according to the data of main groups for import: 14.4% of imports are mineral products; 12.4% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 12.2% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 10.6% consists of base metals and articles thereof; 8.8% comprise the means of transport; 7.0% consists of chemical industry products; 6.6% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 5.6% consists of plant products; 4.6% are made up of textiles and articles, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries amounted to 8,0 million euros, or about 26.9% of total exports, with a 26.2% increase. The main partners for export of goods to EU are: Germany (7.6%), Netherlands (4.7%), Bulgaria (2.9%), Great Britain (2.6), etc.
Kosovo's imports from EU countries amounted to 114,8 million euros, or 44.0% of total imports, with an increase of 12.3%. The highest share of imports were from Germany (12.3%), Italy (6.1%), Greece (4.7%), Poland (2.9%), etc.
In November 2017, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 15,6 million euros, or 52.0% of total exports, down by -5.8%. The main export partners from CEFTA countries are: Albania (18.3%), Serbia (15.9%), Macedonia (11.4%), and Montenegro (5.1%).
While imports from CEFTA countries in November 2017 reached 73,0 million euros, or (28.0%) of total imports, an increase of 11.3%. The countries with the highest share of imports were: Serbia (14.2%), Macedonia (5.5%), Albania (5.3%) and B & H (2.4%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world amounted to 6,3 million euros, or (21.1%). The most important export partners are India (8.9%) and Switzerland (7.6%).
Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports to other countries reached 72,7 million euros, or (27.9%). The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (9.2%) and China (8.5%).
For more information on Kosovo International Trade Statistics for November 2017, visit: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/add-news/statistikat-e-tregtise-se-jashtme-nentor-2017