The pace of growth will pick up to above 4% in the medium term. Consumption as well as public and private investment will provide a new impetus to growth. The external sector will be characterised by a further widening of the trade deficit. The 100% tariff on imports from Serbia is unlikely to have a strong impact on the economy. 2019 is expected to be a decisive year for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue and their future place in the EU.

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Main Economic Indicators201620172018201920202021
Population, 1000 persons177817911813...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)760077007900...
Gross industrial production, real change in %-
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average27.530.529.629.529.028.0
Average gross monthly wages, EUR519528530...
Consumer prices, % p.a.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP0.21.4-0.6...
Public debt in % of GDP14.015.917.2...
Current account in % of GDP-7.9-6.1-8.3-7.3-7.8-7.7
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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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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Monthly Report No. 6/2018

Vasily Astrov, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Peter Havlik, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter and Hermine Vidovic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 6, June 2018
27 pages including 1 Table and 1 Figure