Output Price Index and Prices in Agriculture, Q1 2021

  • 07/05/2021

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the "Output Price Index and Prices in Agriculture" in the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021) (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 collection of prices of local agricultural outputs in Kosovo. Data collection is done in markets, farms and other places where prices of agricultural outputs can be collected.

The outputs which form the basis for the price index of agricultural outputs are divided into two main groups: Crop outputs and animal outputs. Within crop outputs, prices are aggregated for the following groups: cereals, fodder crops, vegetables, potatoes and fruits. In animal or livestock outputs, prices are accumulated for animals and animal outputs. Within animals, prices are collected for four categories of animals: cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. These prices are based on the live weight of the animals. Within animal outputs, prices are collected for: milk, eggs and honey. All prices are calculated in Euro and the units of measurement are: kg, liter and piece.

In the first quarter of 2021, the price index of animal outputs has decreased by (-3.79%), compared to the same period of 2020. Whereas, the price index of crop outputs has increased by 5.26%.

The total Agriculture Output Index has decreased by (-1.81%) compared to the same period of 2020.