Import Price Index, Q1 2021

  • 03/06/2021

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the "Import Price Index (IMPI)” in the first quarter of 2001 (Q1 2021).

The total import price index increased by 3.3% in Q1 2021, compared to Q4 2020. The largest increase in prices by sectors were: base metals and their articles (8.2%); mineral products (7.8%); plant products (7.3%); plastics, rubber and articles thereof (3.3%); live animals and animal outputs (2.1%); stone, mortar, ceramic and glass articles (2.0%); prepared foodstuff, beverages and tobacco (1.7%); edible oils (1.7%); machinery and electrical equipment (1.3%); leather and articles thereof (1.1%); optical, photographic, measuring, medical and musical instruments, and clock mechanisms (1.0%); means of transport (0.9%); products of chemical industry (0.9%); wood and articles thereof (0.8%); miscellaneous manufactured articles (0.6%); and textiles and articles thereof (0.4%).

The increase was mainly counteracted by the decrease in prices by sectors: footwear (-0.9%); paper and articles thereof (-0.4%).

Import prices in Kosovo increased by an average of 2.5% between Q1 2021 and Q1 2020. The largest increase by sectors were: leather and articles thereof (9.2%); base metals and base metal articles (8.3%); edible oils (6.1%); means of transport (5.6%); stone, mortar, ceramic and glass articles (3.4%); plastics, rubber and articles thereof (3.0%); prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco (2.4%); miscellaneous manufactured articles (2.3%); live animals and animal outputs (2.2%); machinery and electrical equipment (2.2%); optical, photographic, measuring, medical and musical instruments, and clock mechanisms (1.4%); mineral products (1.2%); products of chemical industry (1.2%); wood and articles thereof (1.2%); and plant products (1.1%).

The increase was mainly counteracted by the decrease in prices by sectors: textiles and articles thereof (-9.9%); paper and articles thereof (-1.2%); and footwear (-1.0%).