In 2012, the economy of Kosovo achieved a GDP growth rate of just over 4%. Unemployment remained above 45%, a significant problem for the national economy.
The residential construction sector remained very active, mainly supported by the inflows of remittances from the diaspora. Foreign Direct Investment, however, remained low and public expenditures in infrastructure faced funding issues. Cement demand remained stable at the same levels as 2011, while import-driven competition intensified.