International Trade Statistics, November 2020

  • 23/12/2020

Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on export and import flows in November 2020.

Data on the Kosovo International Trade in Goods indicate a lower trade deficit for (-0.9%) in November 2020, compared to the same period of 2019, respectively in the amount of 259.9 million Euros, compared to the deficit of 262.2 million Euros in 2019. Exports cover imports by 15.0%.

Exports of goods in November 2020 amounted to 45.7 million Euros, while imports 305.7 million Euros, which is an increase by 29.4% for exports and 2.7% for imports, compared to the same period of 2019.

According to the data of the main groups for export: 34.2% of the exports are base metals and articles thereof; 14.8% comprise various manufactured articles; 11.8% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 9.5% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 6.4% are plant products; 4.4% are mineral products; 4.4% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.

According to the data of the main groups for import: 14.1% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 12.2% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 11.2% are base metals and articles thereof; 10.5% are mineral products; 9.3% are products of the chemical industry; 8.0% are means of transport; 7.1% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof, etc.

Kosovo's exports to EU countries amounted to 16.9 million Euros, or about 37.0% of total exports, with an increase of 8.5%. The main partners for the export of goods to the EU were: Italy (11.0%), Germany (9.8%), the Netherlands (4.2%), etc.

Kosovo's imports from EU countries were around 139.0 million Euros, or 45.5% of total imports, with a decrease of (-1.8%). The countries with the highest share of imports were from: Germany (13.0%), Italy (7.3%), Greece (3.6%), Poland (3.0%), Slovenia (3.0%) etc.

In November 2020, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries amounted to 18.1 million Euros, or 39.7% of total exports, with an increase of 32.1%. The main partners for export from CEFTA countries were: Albania (17.8%), Northern Macedonia (10.6%), Serbia (6.5%), and Montenegro (3.7%).

Imports from CEFTA countries, in November 2020, amounted to 64.1 million Euros, or 21.0% of total imports, with an increase of 55.4%. The countries with the highest share of imports were: Albania (6.6%), Serbia (6.5%) and Northern Macedonia (5.5%).

Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world amounted to 10.6 million Euros, or 23.4%. The most important partners for export were: Switzerland (10.1%) and the USA (7.5%).

Kosovo's imports with other countries of the world amounted to 102.4 million Euros, or 33.5%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (11.9%) and China (10.6%).