Input Price Index in Agriculture, Q1 2021

  • 12/05/2022

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has released the "Input Price Index in Agriculture" in the first quarter (Q1 2022) (2015 = 100).

KAS has changed the base year of the index from 2010 = 100 to 2015 = 100 according to the methodology of Eurostat.

This publication is based on the prices of agricultural inputs collected in Kosovo. Price collection is carried out in agricultural pharmacies, veterinary pharmacies, in companies, markets and other places where prices of agricultural inputs are available. Some prices of agricultural inputs are derived from consumer prices (HICP) in KAS.

The outputs that form the basis of 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 investments in agriculture (Input 2). Within the Input 1 group, prices are aggregated according to the following groups: seeds and planting material, energy, oils, fertilizers and soil improvers, plant and pesticide protection products, veterinary expenses, animal feed materials, material maintenance, maintenance of buildings and other goods and services. Whereas, in terms of Input 2, prices are collected for materials (machinery and other equipment), buildings and others (non-resident farm buildings, other Works than land improvement).

In the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, the index of Input 1 increased by 35.5%, compared to the same period of 2021. Whereas, the index of Input 2 increased by 13.3%, compared to the same period of 2021.

Meanwhile, the total Input Index (Input 1 + Input 2) has increased by 24.6%, compared to the same period of 2021.

For more information regarding the Agricultural Input Price Index in Q1 2022 (2015 = 100), visit: