Export in Kosovo marks a growth

Export in Kosovo marks a growth

Pristina, October 27, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Until September, Kosovo has imported 1.8 billion Euros worth of goods, while exports amounted to 279.9 million Euros.

Compared to the same period last year, export saw a growth of 9%.

Spokesman of the Customs of Kosovo, Adriatik Stavileci confirms these figures.

“Until September, Kosovo’s exports amounted to 279.9 million Euros, which is 9% higher than last year”, declared Stavileci.

He said that during the same period last year, exports amounted to 260 million Euros.

“This year, the list of importers is led by Serbia, followed by Germany, Turkey, Italy, China, Macedonia, Greece, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia”, added he.

Alban Zogaj, from “RIINVEST” Institute, has considered the growth of import as good news for the economy of Kosovo, as according to him, this has an impact in the economic growth of the country.

“Growth of export is good news for the economy of the country, because growth of exports has a positive impact in the economic growth of the country or the GDP and this is the main goal”, said Zogaj.

According to him, the growth of exports will have an impact in the creation of new jobs.

“The more we export, the more competitive our enterprises become and the more jobs are opened in the country”, said Zogaj. /ibna/