Producer Price Index, Q1 2019

  • 07/06/2019

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the Producer Price Index in the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019).

The total index of producer prices in Kosovo decreased by (-0.4%) in Q1 2019 compared to Q4 2018. The largest decrease by the branch of economic activity is observed to: metal mining (-8.8%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-2.7%); manufacture of leather and articles thereof (-1.6%); water collection, treatment and supply (-1.5%); manufacture of electrical equipment (-1.4%); manufacture of paper and articles thereof (-0.6%); and manufacture of machinery and equipment (-0.1%).

The decrease was counteracted by the increase of the prices of: processing of food products (2.6%); manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (2.5%); manufacture of furniture (1.8%); other ores and quarries (1.4%); manufacture of wood and articles thereof and cork, other than furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (0.3%); chemical products (0.2%); manufacture of rubber and plastics (0.1%); and production of beverages (0.1%).

Meanwhile, compared the Q1 2019 with Q1 2018, Kosovo's production prices increased to an average of 1.8%. The largest increase by the branch of economic activity is observed in: manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (6.0%); processing of food products (5.7%); manufacture of machinery and equipment (4.6%); manufacture of furniture (4.2%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (2.4%); production of beverages (2.4%); manufacture f rubber and plastics (1.3%); manufacture of metal (1.2%); paper and articles thereof (0.6%); and other mining and quarries (0.6%).

The increase was counteracted by the decrease of the prices in: metal mining (-16.0%); manufacture of electrical equipment (-8.4%); chemical products (-2.6%); manufacture of wood and articles thereof and cork, except furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (-1.8%); water collection, treatment and supply (-1.5%); manufacture leather and articles thereof (-1.4%); and manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (-0.5%).

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