January 26 (SeeNews) - Kosovo's trade deficit expanded by 13.8% year-on-year to 449.4 million euro ($490.6 million) in December, the country's statistical office said.
Exports rose by 10.8% year-on-year to 72 million euro in December, while imports increased by 13.4% to 521.5 million euro, the statistical office said in a statement on Wednesday.
Kosovo's main export destinations in December were North Macedonia, the U.S. and Albania. Various manufactured articles, base metals and plastic and rubber products were Kosovo's main export items.
Mineral products, food and machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment made up the bulk of Kosovo's imports in December. Most of the imports originated in Turkey, Germany and China.
In 2021, Kosovo's trade deficit increased by 38.3% year-on-year to 3.9 billion euro.
($ = 0.916028 euro)