International Trade Statistics, October 2018
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on flow of export and import in October 2018.
Data from Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit by 13.7% in October 2018 compared to the same period of 2017, i.e. in the amount of 270.5 million euros, compared to the deficit of 238.0 million euro in 2017. Export covered import by 12.4%.
Exports of goods in October 2018 reached 38.3 million euro, while imports reached 308.8 million euros, an increase by 12.5% for exports and 13.5% for imports, compared with the same period in 2017.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 41.5% of exports are made up of base metals and articles thereof; 12.3% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 9.2% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 8.0% consists of mineral products; 6.6% consists of plant products; 4.4% consists of chemical industry products; 3.7% consists of various manufactured articles; 2.7% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.
Meanwhile, according to the data of the main groups for import: 16.2% of imports are mineral products; 12.4% consists of basic metals and articles thereof; 11.4% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 10.0% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 7.7% constitute the means of transport; 7.0% consists of chemical industry products; 6.9% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 5.7% are made up of textiles and articles, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries reached 10.3 million euros, or about 26.9% of total exports, an increase by 11.4%. The main partners for export in the EU are: Germany (6.1%), Holland (3.8%), and Slovenia (2.5%).
Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports from EU countries were about 124.4 million euro, or 40.3% of total imports, with an increase by 9.6%. The main partners for imports were: Germany (10.7%), Italy (4.5%), Spain (4.1%), Slovenia (3.4%), Greece (2.8%), etc.
In October 2018, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 16.0 million euros, or 41.9% of total exports, down by (-7.3%). The main partners for export from CEFTA countries were: Albania (18.6%), Macedonia (10.4%), Serbia (8.2%) and Montenegro (3.0%).
While imports from CEFTA countries in October 2018 reached 86.2 million euros, or 27.9% of total imports, with an increase by 15.6%. The countries with the highest share of imports were: Serbia (12.3%), Albania (7.4%), Macedonia (5.1%) and B & H (2.6%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world amounted to 11.9 million euros, or 31.3%. The most important partners for export worth mentioning are: India (18.1%) and Switzerland (8.0%).
Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports to other countries of the world amounted to 98.1 million euros, or 31.8%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (10.2%) and China (9.7%).