Despite hefty political infighting, the economy of Kosovo is growing at a rate of almost 4% per annum. The dynamics might even accelerate in the years to come. The major growth drivers are remittances and foreign direct investment. However, still more growth will be needed, if mass unemployment is to be reduced substantially as the population is young and ever-increasing.

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Main Economic Indicators201320142015201620172018
Population, 1000 persons.181818131788...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)670070007600...
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-6.4-7.8-9.1-10.0-10.0-11.0
FDI inflow, EUR mn280151324...
Gross external debt in % of GDP30.231.233.5...

Basic data are continuously updated.

* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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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



KOSOVO: A long passage to prosperity

Mario Holzner
in: Growth Stabilises: Investment a Major Driver, Except in Countries Plagued by Recession
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2016, , pp. 87-89
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