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Kosovo

Kosovo ranked No. 206 in total trade value through February with a total of $1.66 million. Exports totaled $1.41 million and Imports totaled $251,465, a surplus of $1.16 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.66 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Savannah, Ga. $544,183
2Port of Newark $216,351
3Low-Valued Imports and Exports $149,864
4Port of Charleston $138,000
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $90,863
6Port of New Orleans $80,804
7Port of Houston $80,317
8Port Miami $73,701
9Port of Seattle, Wash. $65,835
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $62,463

U.S. trade with Kosovo rose to $1.66 million through February

Kosovo’s trade with the United States rose to $1.66 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 54.21 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Kosovo’s exports decreased 56.09 percent while imports fell 39.75 percent. The U.S. surplus with Kosovo was $1.16 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 4 Port of Charleston; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. No. 2 Port of Perth Amboy, N.J. No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 68.57 percent of Kosovo’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 6.37 percent to $544,183.
    Exports rose 74.71 percent to $544,183. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark fell 8.27 percent to $216,351.
    Exports fell 57.85 percent to $42,196. Imports rose 28.3 percent to $174,155.
  • Trade with No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 53.79 percent to $149,864.
    Exports fell 53.79 percent to $149,864. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Charleston totaled $138,000.
    Exports totaled $138,000. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 57.05 percent to $90,863.
    Exports fell 57.05 percent to $90,863. There were no imports.

Kosovo ranked No. 206 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 192.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Kosovo by value through February were the categories of Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Misc. raw materials for industrial manufacturing; Low value shipments; Computers; and Provitamins and vitamins, respectively. They accounted for 78.14 percent of total exports to Kosovo.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Kosovo –– Misc. plastic articles; Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc.; Coffee; Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa; and Motor vehicle parts –– accounted for 90.21 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Kosovo:

  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 116.09 percent compared to last year to $539,183.
  • Misc. raw materials for industrial manufacturing rose 101.99 percent compared to last year to $228,517.
  • Low value shipments fell 53.79 percent compared to last year to $149,864.
  • Computers fell 60.32 percent compared to last year to $110,478.
  • Provitamins and vitamins rose 826.47 percent compared to last year to $73,701.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Kosovo:

  • Misc. plastic articles totaled $75,562. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Peppers, asparagus, squash, etc. totaled $52,366. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Coffee fell 19.79 percent compared to last year to $46,511.
  • Chocolate and other food products containing cocoa totaled $39,290. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Motor vehicle parts totaled $13,114. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.

In the latest annual figures available, Kosovo recorded $12.75 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; Norfolk; Low Value Shipments; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to Kosovo were $ 10.07 million and imports from Kosovo were $2.68 million. The U.S. surplus with Kosovo was $7.39 million.