Source
Central bank

Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

International Reserves

USD 0.8 billion (2015)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 6.9 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 19.5 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
3.4% 8.3% 4.5% 3.6% 3.3% 4.4% 2.8%
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*    
3.4% 1.2% 4% 4.1% 3.3%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

N/A

GDP per capita - PPP

N/A

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
N/A N/A 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 12.9% 
  • industry: 22.6% 
  • services: 64.5%

(2009 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
1.8% 0.4% -0.5% 0.2% 0.9%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
16.2% 16.7% 19% 22.3% 24.6%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
-3.1% -2.6% -1.9% -2% -3.6%

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's: N/A

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

USD -0.6 billion (2017 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-9.1% (2017 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP (Exports of goods and services)

19.4% (2015)

Shares in world total merchandising export

N/A

Shares in world total commercial services export

N/A

Total exports

USD 349.0 million (2014 estimate)

Export commodities

Mining and processed metal products, scrap metals, leather products, machinery, appliances, prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, vegetable products, textiles and apparel

Total imports

USD 2.7 billion (2014 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

Foodstuffs, livestock, wood, petroleum, chemicals, machinery, minerals, textiles, stone, ceramic and glass products, electrical equipment

Exports - major partners

Italy 25.8%, Albania 14.6%, Macedonia 9.6%, China 5.5%, Germany 5.4%, Switzerland 5.4%, Turkey 4.1% (2012 estimate)

Imports - major partners

Germany 11.9%, Macedonia 11.5%, Serbia 11.1%, Italy 8.5%, Turkey 9%, China 6.4%, Albania 4.4% (2012 estimate)

FDI inflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 356 million USD 199 million USD 360 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2012 2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014

N/A

Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015

N/A

Best countries for doing business

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 60 out of 190 countries (2017)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 13 out of 190 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 44 out of 190 countries

Registering Property: 33 out of 190 countries

Getting Credit: 20 out of 190 countries

Protecting Minority Investors: 63 out of 190 countries

Trading Across Borders: 51 out of 190 countries

Paying Taxes: 43 out of 190 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 129 out of 190 countries

Getting Electricity: 114 out of 190 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 163 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking

N/A

Index of Economic Freedom

Ranking: 84 / Score: 61.37 (Moderately free) (2016)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed)

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+1

Total area

10,887 sq km

Capital

Pristina (Prishtine, Prishtina) 

Currency

euros (EUR) 

Government type

republic 

Languages

Albanian (official), Serbian (official), Bosnian, Turkish, Roma

Religions

Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2014 2019
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Population median age

27.8 (2014 estimate)

Population growth rate

N/A

 

Life expectancy

N/A

Adult literacy

91.9% (2007 census)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

 

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 5
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

N/A

 

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

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