Some Facts on the Environment, 2021-2022

  • 17/03/2023

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has released Some Facts on the Environment for the year 2021-2022.

The publication Some Facts on the Environment aims to contribute to the creation of sustainable information on the state of the environment in Kosovo.

This publication provides information about economic-social indicators, energy indicators, waste indicators, agriculture and forestry, rail transport, weather indicators and air quality.

Indicators of weather elements: in 2021, the largest number of rainy days was in January (17 days), as was the case in 2022 in the months of November and December with 17 days each.

In 2022, the average maximum temperature was in July (30.5°C), while the average minimum temperature was in February (-4.4°C).

According to this publication, the total number of resident population in Kosovo for the year 2021 was 1.773.971 inhabitants.

On energy indicators: the total amount of energy available for use in 2021 was 2.813.51 ktoe. The amount of coal available for 2021 was 1.564.15 ktoe.

In 2021, the amount of electricity generated by wind was 6.92 ktoe or 11.28% less than in the previous year (2020). The gross amount of electricity produced in hydropower plants for 2021 (Q4) was 70.50 GWh.

On agriculture indicators: the total utilized area of agricultural land in 2021 was 420.326 hectares, most of it belongs to meadows and pastures (including common land) 217.106,91 ha (51.9%). Arable land, in 2021 was 188.374,71 ha (44.8%).

On forestry indicators: Deciduous forests represent 90% of Kosovo's forests and are dominated by oaks and beech. On the other hand, coniferous forests cover about 7% of the forests and are dominated by pine, fir and hemlock.

On the indicators of railway transport: in 2021, the number of passengers was 60 thousand. The amount of transported goods was 553 thousand tons.

On air indicators: based on IHMK data, during the years 2021 and 2022 there were significant excesses of dust in the form of PM10 and PM2.5, in some localities of the country. There were significant exceedances of the Limit Values (LV) in almost most of the monitoring stations, except for Brezovica. These exceedances were during the months: January, February, October, November and December.

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