Producer Price Index (PPI), Q1 2017

  • 09/06/2017

Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has prepared the Producer Price Index for the first quarter (Q1) 2017.

The total index of production prices in Kosovo is higher by 0.4% in Q1 2017 compared to Q4 2016. The largest increase by economic activity branches is observed in: Metal mining (8.6%); Manufacture of metal production (5.3%); Manufacture of electrical equipment (3.1%); Chemical product production (2.2%); Manufacture of furniture (1.1%); Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (0.9%); Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (0.2%); Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (0.2%); and Collection, treatment and supply of water (0.2%).

The rise was counteracted by the decline in prices of: Leather production and its products (-3.5%); Production of non-metallic mineral products (-3.0%); Beverage production (-2.4%); and Manufacture of rubber and plastics products (-1.9%).

Meanwhile, compared to Q1 2017 with Q1 2016, production prices in Kosovo rose to an average of 0.9%. The largest increase by branches of economic activity is observed in: Metal mining (80.4%); Manufacture of metal (16.7%); Manufacture of electrical equipment (2.5%); Collection, treatment and supply of water (1.3%); Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (1.1%); Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (1.0%); Manufacture of furniture (0.7%); and production of chemical products (0.4%).

The rise was counteracted by the fall in prices of: Motor vehicles (transport) trailers and semi-trailers (-5.8%); Beverage production (-4.6%); Production of food products (-3.8%); Production of leather and its products (-3.8%); Manufacture of rubber and plastics products (-0.8%); Manufacture of machinery and equipment (-0.6%); Manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (-0.4%); and Manufacture of wood and of wood and cork products, except furniture: manufacture of articles from straw and plaiting materials - knitting (-0.4%).

For more information about the Producer Price Index (PPI) for Q1 2017, visit: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/add-news/indeksi-i-cmimeve-te-prodhimit-icp-tm1-2017