Kosovo will be among the fastest growing CESEE economies in 2019. Growth will accelerate above 4% thanks to government and household consumption, rising FDI inflows and new infrastructure projects. The 100% tariff imposed on imports from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be suspended; first adverse effects – e.g. on prices – are already emerging. The border change idea has not the support of Germany and France, but another summit with WB6 leaders on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue will convene in July.

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Main Economic Indicators201620172018201920202021
Population, 1000 persons177817911797...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)760076008100...
Gross industrial production, real change in %-6.74.9-1.3...
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average27.530.529.629.529.028.0
Average gross monthly wages, EUR519528530...
Consumer prices, % p.a.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP0.21.40.4...
Public debt in % of GDP14.015.916.7...
Current account in % of GDP-7.9-6.1-8.3-8.6-9.3-9.0
FDI inflow, EUR mn220255214...
Gross external debt in % of GDP33.233.230.8...

Basic data are continuously updated.

* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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Monthly Report No. 6/2019

Vasily Astrov, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter, Hermine Vidovic and Goran Vuksic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 6, June 2019
27 pages including 24 Tables and 1 Figure



KOSOVO: 2019 a decisive year for relations with Serbia

Isilda Mara
in: Moving Into the Slow Lane
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2019, March 2019 , pp. 96-99
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