Economic Trivia

Kosovo has the fifth-largest lignite reserves in the world.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Mineral Mining; Construction Materials; Base Metals; Leather

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $20,976,889,681 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.145% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $11,368 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 144/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 1.488% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $2,297,159,101 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 15.2% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 6.443% (2018)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.916% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($634,397,602) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total Data unavailable
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.25% (2015)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 28.25% (2015)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 69.5% (2015)
Unemployment Rate 30.9% (2012)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $4,360,315,660 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $2,202,585,008 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) Data unavailable
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $240,063,228 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,599,636,428 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Kosovo’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank