Kosovo Balance of Trade  2003-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The trade gap in Kosovo widened to EUR 280.3 million in July of 2018 from EUR 237 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports slumped 25 percent to EUR 28.8 million, mainly due to lower sales of manufactured goods (-19.9 percent) and crude materials (-38.3 percent). By contrast, shipment increased for miscellaneous manufactured articles (+21.4 percent). Exports decreased mainly to Macedonia (-16.7 percent) and Serbia (-61.5 percent) while those to Albania (39.1 percent) increased. Additionally, imports advanced 12.2 percent to EUR 309.1 million, as purchases rose for manufactured goods (+12.7 percent); machinery & transport equipment (+17.5 percent) and food & live animals (+6.5 percent). Among major trading partners, arrivals increased mostly from Germany (+5 percent); China (19.5 percent) and Turkey (+9 percent), while those from Serbia declined 3.8 percent. Balance of Trade in Kosovo averaged -153867.08 EUR Thousand from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -46937 EUR Thousand in January of 2003 and a record low of -277818 EUR Thousand in May of 2018.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-22 12:15 PM Balance of Trade €-277.8M €-244.7M €-212M
2018-07-24 01:00 PM Balance of Trade €-268.6M €-277.8M € -217.2M
2018-08-24 01:10 PM Balance of Trade €-280.3M €-268.6M €-248M
2018-09-24 12:15 PM Balance of Trade €-280.3M €-295M
2018-10-24 01:45 PM Balance of Trade -214500
2018-11-23 04:45 PM Balance of Trade €-242M


Kosovo Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -280285.00 -268598.00 -46937.00 -280285.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 28776.00 37130.00 38367.00 1562.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 309061.00 305728.00 310625.00 48559.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account -108.70 -93.30 176.70 -460.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -10.30 -9.10 -3.40 -24.33 percent [+]
Capital Flows -63.80 -47.00 101.40 -278.00 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 73.10 64.30 608.70 41.60 EUR Million [+]
Terrorism Index 2.55 2.21 2.90 1.74 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12.40 22.40 440.70 -19.10 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 1998.30 2091.60 2107.80 520.64 EUR Million [+]

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Kosovo Balance of Trade

Kosovo has reported increasingly large trade deficits (57 percent of GDP in 2007) due to having a very weak export base. Kosovo predominantly exports metals (47 percent of total exports) and mineral products (30 percent of total exports). Kosovo’s main imports are mineral products, appliances and electric materials, prepared food, beverages and tobacco. Kosovo’s main trading partners are Macedonia, Germany, Italy, Serbia, China and Turkey. . This page provides - Kosovo Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Kosovo Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-280285.00 -268598.00 -46937.00 -280285.00 2003 - 2018 EUR Thousand Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Argentina -789.00 Jul/18
Australia 1551.00 Jul/18
Brazil 3774.99 Aug/18
Canada -114.30 Jul/18
China 279.10 Aug/18
Euro Area 17555.60 Jul/18
France -3490.00 Jul/18
Germany 16461.00 Jul/18
India -17390.00 Aug/18
Indonesia -1021.40 Aug/18
Italy 5676.00 Jul/18
Japan -444.59 Aug/18
Mexico -2889.20 Jul/18
Netherlands 4612.00 Jul/18
Russia 13402.00 Jul/18
Saudi Arabia 120299.00 Mar/18
Singapore 6755.10 Aug/18
South Africa -4657.00 Jul/18
South Korea 6900.00 Aug/18
Spain -3247700.00 Jul/18
Switzerland 1407.94 Aug/18
Turkey -5980.00 Jul/18
United Kingdom -111.00 Jul/18
United States -50082.00 Jul/18


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