Output Price Index and Prices in Agriculture, Q1 2019
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the "Output Price Index and Prices in Agriculture" in the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019) (2015 = 100).
KAS has changed the base year of the index from 2010=100 to 2015=100 according to the methodology of Eurostat.
This publication is based on the collection of prices of local agricultural outputs in Kosovo. Data collection is done on the market, farms and other places where agricultural output prices can be collected.
The outputs which make up the base for the agricultural output price index are divided into two main groups: Crop and Animal outputs. In the frame of crop output, prices have been collected for these groups: cereal, forage plants, vegetables, potatoes and fruit. In animal output prices are collected for animal and animal outputs. Within animal, prices are 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 Euros and the units are in: kg, liter and pieces.
In the first quarter of 2019, the index of prices for animal output has increased by 3.31%, compared to the same period of 2018. While the index of prices for crop output has increased by 17.57%.
The total Agriculture Output Index has increased by 6.37% compared to the same period of 2018.