Output Price Index and Prices in Agriculture, Q2 2020

  • 04/08/2020

Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the "Output Price Index and Prices in Agriculture" in the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020) (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 that form the basis of the price index of agricultural outputs are divided into two main groups: Crops and Animal outputs. Within crops outputs, prices are aggregated for the following groups: cereals, fodder crops, vegetables, potatoes and fruits. In livestock outputs prices are collected for livestock and livestock outputs. Within livestock, 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 second quarter of 2020, the price index of animal outputs has increased by 7.89%, while the price index of crops outputs has increased by 7.25%, compared to the same period of 2019 (Q2 2019).

The total Agriculture Output Index has increased by 7.69%, compared to the same period of 2019.