The main reason for revising Kosovo’s GDP growth prospects downwards for the years ahead lies in the failure of a major foreign investment project in the winter tourism industry that accounted for some 7% of the country’s GDP. Growth of less than 3% is expected for 2016, largely driven by household consumption.

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Main Economic Indicators201320142015201620172018
Population, 1000 persons.181818131788...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)660068007300...
Gross industrial production, real change in %6.5-1.35.0...
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average30.035.332.933.033.032.0
Average net monthly wages, EUR356416446...
Consumer prices, % p.a.1.80.4-
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-2.5-2.91.6...
Public debt in % of GDP8.910.513.0...
Current account in % of GDP-6.4-7.8-9.1-12.9-12.8-12.7
FDI inflow, EUR mn280151324...
Gross external debt in % of GDP30.231.233.5...

Basic data are continuously updated.

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KOSOVO: Investment failure dragging down growth

Mario Holzner
in: Labour Shortages Driving Economic Growth?
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2016, , pp. 77-79
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Monthly Report No. 7-8/2016

Vasily Astrov, Serkan Çiçek, Rumen Dobrinsky, Vladimir Gligorov, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Peter Havlik, Mario Holzner, Gabor Hunya, Simona Jokubauskaite, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter and Hermine Vidovic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 7-8,
25 pages including 1 Table and 1 Figure