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

  • Montenegro will continue to make slow but steady progress towards EU membership, despite significant challenges relating to fighting organised crime and corruption. There is a strong political will in the establishment and growing public consensus towards integration with the West.

  • The outlook for the Montenegrin economy is bleak due to tepid external demand, which will weigh on the tourism sector and agricultural exports. Meanwhile, tight credit markets will prevent a full recovery in domestic demand

Key Risks To Outlook

  • Despite not being part of the eurozone, Montenegro has adopted the euro as its currency since it went into circulation in 2002. As a consequence, the country is highly exposed to a potential disorderly breakdown of the eurozone. Although this is not our...

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Kosovo Industry Coverage (1)


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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