Kosovo has been one of the fastest growing economies in the region and is likely to remain so. Growth will be supported by consumption and gross fixed capital formation. The 100% tariff imposed on imports from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2019 is likely to remain in place, and will continue to push up prices. The new government could deliver important domestic reforms, and is also likely to shake up international relations in the Western Balkans region.

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Main Economic Indicators201720182019202020212022
Population, 1000 persons179117971820...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)770081008500...
Gross industrial production, real change in %4.9-1.33.5...
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average30.529.624.523.521.0.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR528558600...
Consumer prices, % p.a.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP1.30.4-2.0...
Public debt in % of GDP15.516.318.0...
Current account in % of GDP-5.4-7.6-6.8-7.5-7.9.
FDI inflow, EUR mn255272290...
Gross external debt in % of GDP32.630.332.5...

Basic data are continuously updated.

* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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KOSOVO: Opposition parties triumph

Isilda Mara
in: Braced for Fallout from Global Slowdown
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2019, November 2019 , pp. 76-79
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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