Kosovo


Kosovo Country Report: GDP data and GDP forecasts; economic, financial and trade information; the best banks in Kosovo; country and population overview

DATA ON GDP AND ECONOMIC INFORMATION
Central bank N/A
International Reserves US$ 741.537 million (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)
Gross Domestic Product - GDP US$ 6.3 billion (2009 estimate)
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) 13.513 billion of International dollars (2009 estimate)
Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
27% -0.7% 5.4% 2.6% 3.8% 3.8% 4% 6.9%
2009 2010 2011 2012*
2.9% 3.9% 5% 3.8%

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices N/A
GDP per capita - PPP N/A
GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
N/A N/A N/A 0.02% 0.02%

**Forecast

GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 12.9% 
  • industry: 22.6% 
  • services: 64.5% (2009 estimate)
  • (Data released on February 2012)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (% of GDP) N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
-2.4%(2008) 3.5% 7.3% 0.6%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-0.2% -0.6% -2.6% -1.9% -2.7%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Kosovo N/A
DATA ON TRADE AND COMPETITIVENESS
Current account balance US$ -1.2 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)
Current account balance by percentage of GDP -18.3% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)
Exports as percent of GDP

(Exports of goods and services)

19.3% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export N/A(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export N/A(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports US$419 million (2011 estimate) 
Export commodities mining and processed metal products, scrap metals, leather products, machinery, appliances, prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, vegetable products, textile and textile articles
Total imports US$3.3 billion (2011 estimate) 
Import commodities foodstuffs, livestock, wood, petroleum, chemicals, machinery, minerals, textiles, stone, ceramic and glass products and electrical equipment
Exports - major partners N/A
Imports - major partners N/A
FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010

(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A click here )

Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011

(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A click here )

Best countries for doing business

World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

(Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 98 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 126 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 138 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 76 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 23 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 100 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 124 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 44 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 144 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 116 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 87 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking
(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)
N/A

(2012)

Index of Economic Freedom

WSJ and Heritage Foundation

N/A (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

COUNTRY AND POPULATION OVERVIEW
Time zone UTC+1
Total area 10,887 km2 (2006)
Capital Pristina (Prishtine, Prishtina) (2009)
Currency euros (EUR) (2009)
Government type republic (2009)
Languages Albanian (official), Serbian (official), Bosnian, Turkish, Roma
Religions Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic
Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate    **Forecast

Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Population median age N/A
Population growth rate 1% (2011)
Life expectancy N/A
Adult literacy N/A
% of population living on less than $2 a day N/A
Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:5
Civil Liberties:4 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

N/A

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population N/A
Cost of living - Mercer index

(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

CO2 emissions
(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

N/A

GLOBAL FINANCE RANKINGS AND AWARDS

WORLD'S BEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS

2012:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS ProCredit Bank Kosovo (Middle East, 2012)
2011:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo (Middle East, 2011)
2010:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo (Global, 2010)
ARTICLES AND COUNTRIES REPORTS FROM GLOBAL FINANCE ARCHIVE