Kosovo’s GDP advanced 1.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, slowing from a 3.9 percent growth in the previous period. It marked the slowest pace of expansion since the second quarter of 2014, amid the adverse impact of the global pandemic. Household consumption slowed sharply (0.2 percent vs 2.6 percent in Q4) while both gross capital formation (-9.4 percent vs 4.6 percent) and government spending (-1 percent vs 6.6 percent) posted declines. Meantime, net trade contributed positively to growth, as exports surged 29.5 percent (vs 12.9 percent in Q4) while imports went up 4.1 percent (vs 5.7 percent in Q4).

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Kosovo averaged 3.69 percent from 2006 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 10.90 percent in the first quarter of 2011 and a record low of -4.50 percent in the first quarter of 2012. This page provides the latest reported value for - Kosovo GDP Annual Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kosovo GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Kosovo is expected to be -6.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Kosovo to stand at 6.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kosovo GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 5.20 percent in 2021 and 2.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Kosovo GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 3.90 10.90 -4.50 2006 - 2020 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-07 01:55 PM Q2 4.1% 4.2% 3.9%
2019-12-27 01:30 PM Q3 4.4% 4.1% 3.2%
2020-04-03 12:40 PM Q4 3.9% 4.4% 3.9%
2020-06-26 12:30 PM Q1 1.3% 3.9% -2%
2020-09-30 12:30 PM Q2 1.3% -7.1%
2020-12-24 01:30 PM Q3 -6.4%


News Stream
Kosovo Q1 GDP Growth Weakest since 2014
Kosovo’s GDP advanced 1.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, slowing from a 3.9 percent growth in the previous period. It marked the slowest pace of expansion since the second quarter of 2014, amid the adverse impact of the global pandemic. Household consumption slowed sharply (0.2 percent vs 2.6 percent in Q4) while both gross capital formation (-9.4 percent vs 4.6 percent) and government spending (-1 percent vs 6.6 percent) posted declines. Meantime, net trade contributed positively to growth, as exports surged 29.5 percent (vs 12.9 percent in Q4) while imports went up 4.1 percent (vs 5.7 percent in Q4).
2020-06-26
Kosovo Q3 GDP Growth Slows to 3.9%
Kosovo’s GDP expanded 3.9 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2019, easing from a 4.4 percent advance in the previous month. It was the lowest GDP growth since Q3 of 2018, mainly due to a slowdown in government expenditure (6.6 percent vs 10.5 percent in Q3). On the other hand, both household consumption (2.6 percent vs 2.4 percent) and gross fixed capital formation (4.6 percent vs 3.5 percent) rose faster. Also, net foreign demand contributed positively to growth, as exports surged 12.9 percent (vs 9.3 percent) while imports rose at a softer 5.7 percent (vs 6.7 percent).
2020-04-03
Kosovo Q3 GDP Growth at Over 1-Year High
Kosovo's gross domestic product advanced 4.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter 2019, accelerating from a 4.1 percent expansion in the previous period. It was the highest GDP growth since Q2 2018, as both household consumption (2.4 percent vs 0.1 percent in Q2) and government expenditure (10.5 percent vs 3.3 percent rose faster while gross capital formation slowed (3.5 percent vs 4.1 percent). Also, net foreign demand contributed positively to growth, as exports climbed 9.3 percent (vs 14.4 percent in Q2) while imports went up at a softer 6.7 percent (vs 0.5 percent in Q2).
2019-12-27
Kosovo GDP Annual Growth Rate at 4.1% in Q2
Kosovo's gross domestic product advanced 4.1 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, following an upwardly revised 4.2 percent growth in the prior period, as output rose at a slower pace for both household consumption (0.1 percent from 3.3 percent in Q1) and gross capital formation (4.1 percent from 13.7 percent). Also, government spending contracted (-3.3 percent from 0.6 percent). At the same time, net trade contributed positively to growth, as exports rose 14.4 percent (from 6.6 percent in Q1) while imports fell 0.5 percent (from 6.6 percent in Q1).
2019-10-07

Kosovo GDP Annual Growth Rate
The private sector consumption and investments are the most important factors behind economic growth in Kosovo. The country is plagued by a high rate of unemployment, it’s assumed that the shadow economy employs most of the registered unemployed. On the expenditure side, household consumption is the main component of GDP and accounts for 88 percent of its total use, followed by gross capital formation (26 percent) and government expenditure (17 percent). Exports of goods and services account for 20 percent of GDP while imports account for 51 percent, subtracting 31 percent of total GDP. Kosovo is one of the few counties outside the EU that has introduced the Euro as its official currency.