Kosovo
In-depth country-focused analysis on Kosovo's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Kosovo's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Kosovo, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Kosovo's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Kosovo before your competitors.

Country Risk

Kosovo Country Risk

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Core Views 

  • Kosovo's likely next government is set to be formed by opposition parties with a more hardline nationalist stance towards Serbia than former Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's ruling PDK party. This means mounting risks to the implementation of the EU-brokered agreement between Pristina and Belgrade and to Kosovo's bid of pursuing further integration with the EU in the coming years.

  • The macroeconomic outlook for Kosovo is brighter in 2015-2016 as remittances and better consumer credit conditions bolster private consumption - the main driver of the economy. However, growing regional instability will obstruct the development of Kosovo's productive capacities, meaning little diversification in the years ahead.

Key Risks To Outlook 

  • Less favourable external economic conditions in...

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Kosovo Industry Coverage (1)

Telecommunications

Kosovo Telecommunications

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BMI View : The Kosovan telecommunications market remains considerably underdeveloped but offers only limited opportunities for companies willing to risk investing in the sector. Downside risks include the small but already highly penetrated mobile market, which yields fairly low average revenues per user (ARPUs). This could change once advanced mobile data and broadband services are rolled out but, with consumer spending power relatively weak even by regional standards, and with consumers clearly preferring low-cost prepaid services, moving to a premium service strategy poses considerable risks. The broadband market is similarly small but is highly fragmented, and is populated by a large number of very small locally-focused players. Just three major alternative operators are driving the market and their reluctance to acquire their smaller peers suggests they lack the incentive to turn to consolidation to boost their scale...

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