The metal processing sector continues to be an important source of income for Kosovo, though not of the magnitude it had in the past. Most of the metal processing companies treat and coat metals or produce metal constructs and elements for the construction industry. Investment of metal companies is capital rather than labor intensive and export faces institutional and in-company barriers. Still, the metal sector has the potential to advance its production and cooperate with other sectors.
EMPOWER Private Sector considers that Kosovo metal processors may significantly add value to the metal that is currently exported and meet the local demand with better quality and lower prices. Support includes addressing capital and skill gaps, facilitating clustering, and encouraging the identification and attainment of quality certifications.