Business & Economy of Kosovo
A bucket-wheel excavator in the KOSOVA mine. Coal mining in the coal basin known as the Kosovo Basin began in 1922.
The Economy of Kosovo
The economy of Kosovo is an economy in transition; it is based on agriculture, industry, and services. The main agricultural products are fruits, vegetables, and livestock. The main industries are manufacturing, mining, and tourism. The main services are telecommunications, banking, and transportation.
The labor force is distributed among 4.4% in agriculture, 17.4% in industry, and 78.2% in services, but more than a quarter of the population is unemployed.
The mining sector has traditionally made an important contribution to Kosovo's economy. Natural resources are abundant in Kosovo; its diverse geology includes a number of mineable metal and mineral deposits, including gold, chromium, nickel, aluminum, copper, ferrous metals and coal. Main exports are metals and mineral products.
Banka Qendrore e Republikës së Kosovës
The Kosovo Central Bank.
Ministry of Economy
Official site of the Economy.
Ministry of Finance
Official site of the Ministry Finance.
Major companies in Kosovo
Almost all major companies in Kosovo are branches of internationally active large corporations and organizations.
Kosovo Electricity Co (KEK), the sole power corporation in Kosovo.
Kosovo Telecom is the postal and telecommunications authority of Kosovo. It was created in 1959, originally as "The Post, Telephone and Telegraph of Kosovo," and adopted its current name in September 1990.
Kosovo's power supplier (aka, transmission system operator).
Kosova Airlines was an airline based in Kosovo. However, the airline continues to cooperate with other airlines flying to Pristina.
Pristina International Airport
Official website of Pristina International Airport.
Trainkos is the railroad transport company in Kosovo. It was founded in 1999 and has its headquarters in Fushë Kosova.
Pristina International Airport (IATA: PRN). Pristina International is the only port of entry for air travelers to Kosovo.
Image: Adem Jashari