Output Price Index and Prices in Agriculture, Q1 2018
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the "Output Price Index and Prices in Agriculture" for the first quarter of 2018 (Q1 2018) (2015 = 100).
KAS has changed the base year of the index from 2010=100 in 2015=100 according to methodology of Eurostat.
This publication is based on the collection of prices of domestic agricultural outputs in Kosovo. Data collection is done in markets, farms and other places where agricultural output prices can be collected.
The outputs that make up the basis for the agricultural output price index, are divided into two main groups: Crop and Animal output. Within crop output, prices have been collected for these groups: cereals, forage plants, vegetables, potatoes and fruits. In animal output, prices have been collected for animals and animal output. Within animals, prices have been collected for four categories of animals: cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. These prices are based on live weight of animals. Within animal output, prices are collected for: milk, eggs and honey. All prices are calculated in Euro and the units are in kg, liter and pieces.
In the first quarter of 2018, the index of prices for animal output has declined by 1.27% compared to the same period of 2017. The index of prices for crop output decreased by -3.72%.
Meanwhile, the total Agriculture Output Index has decreased by (-1.81%), compared with the same period of 2017.