International Trade Statistics, October 2021
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on the flow of export and import of goods in October 2021.
Data from the Kosovo International Trade in goods indicate a higher trade deficit by 33.3% in October 2021, compared to the same period of 2020, respectively in the amount of 355.8 million Euros, compared to the deficit of 267.0 million Euro in 2020. Exports cover imports by 17.0%.
Exports of goods in October 2021 amounted to 72.6 million Euros, while imports 428.5 million Euros, which is an increase by 43.5% for exports and 34.9% for imports, compared to the same period of 2020.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 26.5% of the exports are base metals and articles thereof; 26.4% comprise various manufactured articles; 11.9% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 7.9% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 5.9% are mineral products; 4.9% are plant products; 2.9% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, etc.
Whereas, according to the data of the main groups for import: 14.2% are mineral products; 12.9% are base metals and articles thereof; 12.5% are machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 10.7% are prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 7.4% are plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 7.3% are means of transport; 7.1% are products of chemical industry, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries (27) amounted to 22.8 million Euros, or about 31.4% of total exports, with an increase by 39.7%. The main partners for the export of goods to the EU were: Germany (9.4%), Italy (6.0%), the Netherlands (2.7%), etc.
Kosovo's imports from EU countries (27) were about 175.7 million Euros, or 41.0% of total imports, with an increase by 34.6%. The main import partners were Germany (11.7%), Italy (6.1%), Greece (3.6%), Slovenia (3.6%), etc.
In October 2021, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries amounted to 24.1 million Euros, or 33.2% of total exports, with an increase by 19.2%. The main export partners from CEFTA countries were: Albania (12.2%), North Macedonia (10.8%), Serbia (5.1%), and Montenegro (4.0%).
Imports from CEFTA countries in October 2021 amounted to 90.3 million Euros, or 21.1% of total imports, with an increase by 31.5%. The countries with the highest share of imports were: Serbia (7.3%), Albania (6.3%), and North Macedonia (5.6%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world amounted to 25.6 million Euros, or 35.3%. The most important partners for export are: USA (20.3%), and Switzerland (8.4%).
Kosovo's imports with other countries of the world amounted to 162.3 million Euros, or 37.9%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (12.0%) and China (10.7%).