International Trade Statistics, November 2019

  • 24/12/2019

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has released data on the flow of export and import in November 2019.

Data on the Kosovo International Trade indicate a highest trade deficit by (9.2%) in November 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, amounting to 262.2 million euros compared to the deficit of 240.1 million euros in 2018. Exports covers imports by (11.9%).

Export of goods in November 2019 was 35.3 million euros, while import amounted to 297.6 million euros, indicating an increase by (1.9%) for export and (8.3%) for import compared to the same period in 2018.

According to the data of the main groups for export: (32.5%) of exports are base metals and articles thereof, (14.1%) plastics, rubber and articles thereof, (9.8%) prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, (7.6%). %) mineral products, (6.3%) plant products, (5.9%) machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, (5.8%) miscellaneous manufactured articles, etc.

According to the data of the main groups for imports, the following are: (13.7%) mineral products, (13.5%) machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, (12.4%) prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, (10.5%) base metals and articles thereof. (8.6%) means of transport, (6.9%) chemical products, (6.5%) plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.

Kosovo's exports to EU-28 countries amounted to 15.6 million euros, or about (44.1%) of total exports, with an increase by (48.8%). The main partners for export of goods in the EU are Italy (14.1%), Germany (10.0%), the Netherlands (4.6%), the UK (2.2%) and other.

Kosovo's imports from EU-28 countries were around 141.6 million euros, or (47.6%) of total imports, with an increase of (12.5%). The highest share of imports was from Germany (13.5%), Italy (5.5%), Bulgaria (3.8%), Slovenia (3.3%), Poland (3.3%), and other.

In November 2019, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries amounted to 13.7 million euros, or (38.8%) of total exports, with a decrease of (10.7%). The main export partners from CEFTA countries are: Albania (14.0%), Macedonia (12.6%), Serbia (5.5%), and Montenegro (4.8%).

Whereas, imports from CEFTA countries in November 2019 amounted to 41.3 million euros, or (13.9%) of total imports, with a decrease of (26.0%). The countries with the highest share of imports were Macedonia (6.7%), Albania (5.8%), and Serbia (0.1%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world amounted to 6.0 million euros, or (17.1%). The most important export partners from these countries are Switzerland (9.1%), Turkey (3.7%).

Kosovo's imports with other countries of the world amounted to 114.6 million euros, or (38.5%). The countries with the highest share of imports for this group were Turkey (15.9%) and China (9.8%).