International Trade Statistics, September 2018
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published data on flow of export and import in September 2018.
Data from Kosovo International Trade show a higher trade deficit by 20.2% in September 2018 compared to the same period of 2017, i.e. in the amount of 257.3 million euros compared to the deficit of 213.9 million euros in 2017 Export covered import with 12.5%.
The export of goods in September 2018 was worth 36.6 million euros, while imports amounted to 293.9 million euros, an increase of 7.6% for exports and an increase by 18.5% for imports compared to the same period of 2017.
According to the data of the main groups for export: 42.6% of exports are made up of base metals and articles thereof; 11.3% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 9.5% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 9.4% are mineral products; 9.0% consists of plant products; 2.8% are made up of various manufactured articles; 2.4% are made up of textiles and articles thereof.
Meanwhile, according to the data of main groups for import: 16.0% are mineral products; 13.0% consists of basic metals and articles thereof; 11.1% consists of prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; 10.9% consists of machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment; 7.8% are the means of transport; 7.1% consists of chemical industry products; 6.3% consists of plastics, rubber and articles thereof; 5.6% are made up of textiles and articles thereof, etc.
Kosovo's exports to EU countries reached 10.2 million euros, or about 28.0% of total exports, an increase by 14.1%. The main partners for export in the EU are: Germany (7.6%), Holland (3.4%), Slovenia (2.2%), and Denmark (2.1%).
Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports from EU countries were about 124.0 million euros, or 42.2% of total imports, with a 19.6% increase. The highest share of imports were from Germany (10.1%), Italy (5.9%), Spain (3.7%), Greece (3.4%), Slovenia (2.9), etc.
In September 2018, Kosovo's exports to CEFTA countries reached 15.0 million euros, or 41.1% of total exports, down by (-9.8%). The main partners for export from CEFTA countries were: Albania (17.0%), Macedonia (11.2%), Serbia (6.9%), and Montenegro (3.6%).
While imports from CEFTA countries in September 2018 reached 82.2 million euros, or 28.0% of total imports, with a 10.2% increase. The countries with the highest share of imports were: Serbia (12.8%), Albania (6.7%), Macedonia (5.4%) and B & H (2.6%).
Kosovo's exports to other countries of the world amounted to 11.3 million euros, or 30.9%. The most important partners of these countries for export worth mentioning are India (21.2%) and Switzerland (5.8%).
Meanwhile, Kosovo's imports to other countries in the world amounted to 87.6 million euros, or 29.8%. The countries with the highest share of imports in this group were: Turkey (9.5%) and China (9.5%).