Import Price Index, Q3 2018

  • 05/12/2018

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the Import Price Index (IMPI) in the third quarter (Q3) 2018.

The total import price index in Kosovo increased by 0.8% in Q3 2018, compared to Q2 2018. The largest increase in prices by sectors was: mineral products (5.6%); footwear (4.8%); leather and articles thereof (2.5%); chemical industry products (1.8%); plastics, rubber and articles thereof (1.7%); various manufactured articles (1.5%); live animals and their products (1.4%); articles of stone, mortar, ceramic and glass products (0.8%); prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco (0.6%); optical, photographic, measuring, and musical instruments, as well as clock mechanisms (0.5%); papers and articles thereof (0.2%); means of transport (0.1%) and wood and wood articles (0.1%).

The increase was neutralized mainly by the fall in prices by sector of plant products (-6.9%); textiles and articles thereof (-2.7%); machinery and electrical equipment (-0.8%); edible oils (-0.3%); and base metals and articles thereof (-0.1%).

Meanwhile, compared Q3 2018 with Q3 2017, import prices increased to an average of 2.2%. The largest increases by sectors were: mineral products (20.5%); plastics, rubber and articles thereof (5.7%); wood and articles thereof (3.9%); articles of stone, mortar, ceramics and glass products (2.8%); base metals and articles thereof (2.3%); chemical industry products (2.0%); means of transport (1.4%); leather and articles thereof (1.0%); edible oils (0.2%); and optical, photographic, measuring, and musical instruments as well as clock mechanisms (0.2%).

The increase was neutralized, mainly by the fall in prices by sectors of: plant products (-14.2%); footwear (-10.0%); papers and articles thereof (-7.3%); textiles and articles thereof (-3.9%); live animals and products thereof (-2.2%); prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco (-1.1%); machinery and electrical equipment (-1.1%) and various manufactured items (1.5%).