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Construction Cost Index

      1. Kosovo Agency of Statistics - KAS
      1. Department of Economic Statistics and National Accounts - Price Sector
      1. Mr. Ibish Asllani, Head of the Price Division Ms. Arlinda Mataj, Officer for Price Statistics
      1. Officer for Price Statistics
      1. Street “Zenel Salihu” no 4. 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
      1. + 381 38 200 31 125 and + 381 38 200 31 117
      1. No fax number available. The fax number is general: +381 38 235 033
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 24/11/2017
      1. The Construction Cost Index measures the price development of raw material, wages, machinery, transport, energy and other costs of construction projects. The index measures the price change for individual production factors and weighs them in accordance with a particular weighing system.
      1. Import Price Index uses NACE rev .2.
      1. Statistics cover all economic sectors.
      1. From the first quarter of 2016, the model of the index for the Construction Cost Index has changed from the fixed base index to the type of chain index with Laspeyer's annual link. The main reason for changing the index-based index from the fixed-index to the chain-index is that it enables the inclusion of new items or wipes older items that are no longer important. The second reason is the harmonization of the CCI with the other price indicators produced by KAS by using the chain index model. The benchmark reference period (base period) has changed from the first quarter of 2013 with the average of 2015 (base year 2015 = 100).
      1. The Construction Cost Index for multi-storey dwellings includes six cost categories as follows: Materials, Wages, Machinery, Transport, Energy, Other costs.
      1. Newly built multi-storey buildings, which is the most common type of construction project in Kosovo.
      1. Kosovo (national level).
      1. Construction Cost Index is published from 2014 and continues to be published on a quarterly basis.
      1. Index 2015=100.
      1. Data is published in percentages.
      1. Various statistics are generally presented on a quarterly basis.
      1. Statistical units, natural and legal persons, regardless of whether they have a legal personality or not, are obliged to provide complete, updated and truthful information to the KAS and other producers of official statistics in appropriate form, timely and free of charge determined by the producer of official statistics, defined in article 2, Law No. 04/L-036 ON OFFICIAL STATISTICS OF REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO.
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      1. “Agency shall ensure that individual data collected for statistical purposes, whether collected from natural or legal persons, or bodies and organizations of the public administration (hereinafter “Respondents”), are handled in a strictly confidential manner and used exclusively for statistical purposes. Law 04/L-036, Article 34. “All respondents shall be obliged, in accordance with the applicable law, to cooperate and provide timely and accurately statistical data to the Agency, and to cooperate with the Agency to verify the accuracy of the collected data. Law 04/L-036, Article 21:
      1. Access to confidential data shall be permitted only to persons who are in charge of producing the official statistics up to that level that these data are necessary for producing statistics. Article 37, Law No. 04/L-036: .
      1. KAS publishes yearly an advanced release calendar for all its publication for the current year. The calendar is publicly accessible on the KAS website.
      1. The general policy is that before publishing statistics on the Kosovo Agency of Statistics web site a press release is available, also on the web site, to inform users and media. All users get access to data at the same time.
      1. Data dissemination is on a quarterly basis.
      1. News releases on-line at the time of data dissemination.
      1. KAS publications, tables and material for press release are always available in three languages: Albanian, English and Serbian
      1. KAS has online database:
      1. Users do not have direct access to micro-data, but by law researchers and institutions can request access through KAS.
      1. Data on culture statistics are also published in the KAS Statistical Yearbook:
      1. A brief explanation of the definitions, key concepts and methodological explanations for users is presented in the publication of data:
      1. KAS is committed to quality assurance in the production of official statistics. Based on the "Law On Official Statistics, Law 04 / L-036", KAS uses statistical methods and processes in accordance with internationally accepted scientific principles and standards and conducts ongoing analyzes in order to improve the quality and delivery of updated statistics. In carrying out its duties, KAS follows the overall quality management principles, in line with the European Statistics Code of Practice. KAS has developed a Quality Statement which is available on the KAS website: The document lists eleven principles, much in line with the CoP principles like professional independence and statistical confidentiality, on which the work of KAS is based.
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      1. During July 2017 in Kosovo Agency of Statistics was conducted the process of assessment of the Kosovo Statistical System through the “Peer Review” approach.
      1. The Construction Cost Index for multi-storey buildings is an important indicator for stakeholders as well as for analyzing the construction sector. It can also be used as a deflator to national accounts for the construction of new multi-storey buildings.
      1. One of the key elements to ensure the quality of statistical data is the measurement of the satisfaction of users. The survey aims to gather comprehensive information on the needs and requirements of users of official statistical data. Through this survey the users of statistical data have expressed their thoughts and opinions regarding statistical views, they have provided advice and suggestions regarding their needs for statistics and how to improve these statistical data in the future. This survey was conducted during the conference held with the users of statistical data, in which 11 users responded. The questionnaire contained eight questions and included various topics: the use of statistical data, assessment of KAS in general, the assessment of the KAS website, assessment of the quality of statistical data, etc. More detailed information on this survey:
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      1. From the data collection that includes the reference period (reference period April-June 2017), the final data dissemination for Q2 2017 is 73 days (N + 73).
      1. Delay in time is 0.
      1. Statistics are comparable between geographic areas.
      1. There are no breakdowns in time series.
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      1. The data is checked before it is finalized. The links between the variables and the coherence in their series are also checked. The data are coherent in the internal aspect.
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      1. There is no revision policy at KAS.
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      1. For construction materials, prices are collected by suppliers of construction materials. Wage costs are collected by construction companies. For machinery costs, KAS collects the prices for small machines used in the construction sector. For transport services of construction materials, data is obtained from several construction companies. In the category of other costs, the calculation of indices is done by the performance of harmonized indices of consumer prices within KAS.
      1. The data collection is on a quarterly basis.
      1. The weight for the Construction Cost Index is based on the questionnaire for construction companies.
      1. The material, collected through the regional offices, goes through logical check before it is entered into the database by making comparison with the previous quarter. Where there is doubt, we contact the reporting person at the enterprise or regional office, by phone or email, in order to verify or improve the price of the reported item.
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