Import Price Index (IPI), Q3 2017

  • 07/12/2017

Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the Import Price Index for the third quarter (Q3) 2017.

The total import price index in Kosovo rose to an average of 0.8% in Q3 2017, compared to Q2 2017. The biggest rise in prices by sectors was: vegetable products (6.7%); base metals and articles of base metals (3.7%); footwear (2.2%); textiles and articles thereof (2.0%); live animals and animal products (1.3%); mineral products (1.1%); papers and articles thereof (0.9%); plastics, rubbers and articles thereof (0.6%); foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco (0.5%) and articles of stone, mortar, ceramics and glassware (0.5%).

The rise was largely neutralized by the drop in prices by sectors of: leather and articles thereof (-7.3%); various manufactured articles (-2.8%); machinery and electrical equipment (-1.6%); optical, photographic, measuring, medical and musical instruments, as well as clock mechanisms (-1.5%); nutritional oils (-1.3%); chemical industry products (-0.2%); wood and  wood products (-0.1%) and means of transport (-0.1%).

Meanwhile, compared Q3 2017 with Q3 2016, import prices in Kosovo rose to an average of 3.9%. Larger increase according to sectors were: plant products (18.6%); mineral products (10.4%); base metals and articles of base metals (10.4%); textiles and articles thereof (4.8%); articles of stone, mortar, ceramic and glass products (4.1%); plastics, rubbers and articles thereof (3.9%); optical, photographic, measuring, medical and musical instruments as well as clock mechanisms (3.8%); live animals and their products (3.6%); wood and articles thereof (3.2%); nutritional oils (1.2%); and prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco (0.2%).

The rise was neutralized mainly by the decline in prices according to sectors of: leather and articles thereof (-3.5%); papers and articles thereof (-3.3%); footwear (-2.9%); various manufactured articles (-2.3%); machinery and electrical equipment (-2.2%); chemical industry products (-0.9%); and means of transport (-0.7%).

For more information on the Import Price Index (IPI), visit: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/add-news/indeksi-i-cmimeve-te-importit-icimp-tm3-2017