Input Price Index and Prices in Agriculture, 2015-2018
The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the "Input Price Index and Prices in Agriculture" for the period of 2015-2018.
In accordance to the Eurostat methodology, the KAS has changed the base year of the Input Price Index in Agriculture from 2010 = 100 in 2015 = 100.
To make comparisons and to observe the changes, here are presented data for the years 2015-2018 and for the base year 2015.
The publication is based on the prices of agricultural inputs collected in Kosovo. Price collection has been carried out in agricultural pharmacies, veterinary pharmacies, companies, markets and elsewhere where agricultural input prices are available. Some prices of agricultural inputs are obtained from consumer prices (HICP) at KAS.
The products that make up the basis for the Input Price Index, are divided into two main groups: Goods and Services Currently Consumed in Agriculture (Input 1) and Goods and Services that Contribute to Agricultural Investment (Input 2). Within the group of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture, prices are collected according to the following groups: seeds and planting stock, energy; oils, fertilizers and soil improvers, plant protection products and pesticides, veterinary expenses, animal feedstuffs materials, maintenance of materials, maintenance of buildings, and other goods and services. Regarding the goods and services contributing to agricultural investment, prices are collected for materials (machinery and other equipment), buildings and other (non-resident farm buildings, other works other than land improvement).
In 2018, the annual input index decreased by (-1.5%) for Input 1, while the index fo the Input 2 decreased by (-0.9%) compared to the same period of 2017. The total input index (Input 1 + Input 2) has decreased by -1.2% compared to the same period of 2017.
The annual index input in 2018 has decreased by (-6.0%) for Input 1 compared to 2015. The index for Input 2 has increased by 2.6% in 2018 compared to 2015. The total input index (Input 1+ Input 2) has decreased by (-2.2%) compared to 2015.