Producer Price Index, Q2 2018

  • 06/09/2018

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the second quarter of 2018 (Q2 of 2018).

The total index of producer prices in Kosovo is higher by 1.2% between Q1 2018 and Q2 2018. The largest increase, according to branches of economic activity, is observed to: manufacture of metals (8.6%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (3.1%); manufacture of machinery and equipment (2.1%); beverage production (2.0%); manufacture of leather and its products (1.6%); manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (1.5%); rubber and plastics products (1.1%); manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (0.9%); and manufacture chemical products (0.1%).

The rise was neutralized with the decline in prices: processing of food products (-1.2%); manufacture of motor vehicles (transport), trailers and semi-trailers (-0.5%); manufacture of electrical equipment (-0.4%); manufacture of furniture (-0.3%); production of non-metallic mineral products (-0.2%); and metal ore extraction (-0.2%).

Meanwhile, compared the Q2 2018 with Q2 2017, producer prices rose to an average of 1.7%. The largest increase, according to branches of economic activities, is observed in: manufacture of metals (26.1%); manufacture of electrical equipment (11.8%); manufacture of wood, wood products and tapes, except furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (6.8%); manufacture of machinery and equipment (3.1%); manufacture of chemical products (2.8%); manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (2.0%); manufacture of rubber and plastics products (1.8%); collection, treatment and supply of water (0.8%); processing of food products (0.8%); manufacture of motor vehicles (transport), trailers and semi-trailers (0.7%); production of non-metallic mineral products (0.3%); and manufacture of paper and its products (0.2%).

The rise was counteracted by the fall in prices of: beverages production (-1.7%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-1.5%); manufacture of furniture (-0.6%); metal ore extraction (-0.3%); and manufacture of leather and its products (-0.1%).