Producer Price Index (PPI), Q3 2017

  • 08/12/2017

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

The total index of producer prices in Kosovo is higher by 0.4% in Q3 2017, compared with Q2 2017.

Major increases by branches of economic activity are seen in: wood and wood products and cork, except furniture: manufacture of articles from straw and plaiting materials - knitting (5.6%); metal manufacture (5.1%); manufacture of chemical products (3.2%); manufacture of leather and its articles (2.7%); manufacture of electrical equipment (1.9%); manufacture of rubber and plastics products (1.6%); manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (1.6%); beverage production (1.2%); manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (0.9%); and food production (0.8%).

The rise was counteracted by the drop in prices: metal mining (-2.8%); manufacture of motor vehicles (of transport), trailers and semi-trailers (-2.5%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-2.3%); and manufacture of furniture (-0.1%).

Meanwhile, compared Q3 2017 with Q3 2016, producer prices rose to an average of 5.6%. The largest increase by branches of economic activities is seen in: metal mining (48.7%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (21.6%); manufacture of electrical equipment (2.8%); Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (2.4%); manufacture of leather and its articles (2.2%); manufacture of chemical products (2.2%); manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (1.5%); and manufacture of rubber and plastic products (0.1%).

The rise was counteracted by the fall in prices of: motor vehicles (of transport), trailers and semi-trailers (-2.5%); metal manufacture (-2.4%); production of food products (-2.4%); manufacture of machinery and equipment (-1.6%); manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (-1.3%); manufacture of furniture (-1.1%); beverage production (-0.6%); and the manufacture of paper and articled thereof (-0.2%).

For more information about the Producer Price Index (PPI) for Q3 2017, visit: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/add-news/indeksi-i-cmimeve-te-prodhimit-icp-tm3-2017