Input Price Index for Agriculture, Q3 2017
Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the "Input Price Index for Agriculture" for Q3 2017 (2010 = 100).
The publication is based on prices of agricultural inputs accumulated in Kosovo. Price collection has been carried out in agricultural pharmacies, veterinary pharmacies, in companies, in 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 investment in agriculture (Input 2). Within the group of Goods and services currently consumed in agriculture, prices are collected according to the following groups: seeds and planting material, energy, oils, fertilizers and soil improvers, plant protection products and pesticides, veterinary expenses, food stuffs for animals, maintenance of materials, maintenance of buildings, and other goods and services. Regarding Input 2, Goods and services that contribute to agricultural investment, prices are collected for materials (machinery and other equipment), buildings (farm buildings, other works, except land improvement, other buildings, their structure) and other.
Index of inputs for the third quarter of 2017 decreased by (-2.8%) for Input 1 compared to the same period of 2016. While Input 2 index has increased by (0.9%) compared to the same period of 2016. Meanwhile, the Total Input Index (Input 1 + Input 2) has declined by (-1.2%) compared to the same period of 2016.
For more information on the Input Price Index for Agriculture for Q3 2017, visit: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/add-news/indeksi-i-cmimeve-te-inputeve-ne-bujqesi-tm3-2017