Producer Price Index, Q1 2020

  • 05/06/2020

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the Producer Price Index (PPI) in the first quarter of 2020 (Q1 2020).

Total producer price index in Kosovo decreased by (-0.3%) between Q4 2019 and Q1 2020. The largest decrease by the branches of economic activities are observed in: manufacture of furniture (-4.6%); manufacture of machinery and equipment p.k.t. (-4.6%); manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (-4.5%); production of beverages (-2.0%); manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (-2.0%); manufacture of wood and articles thereof and cork, other than furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials ( (-1.4%); manufacture of paper and its articles (-1.4%); manufacture of rubber and plastic products (-1.3%); manufacture of metal (-1.0%); and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-0.4%).

The decrease was counteracted by the increase of prices in: extraction of metal ore (7.1%); manufacture of leather and its articles (5.9%); manufacture of chemical products (3.2%); manufacture of metal products, except machinery and equipment (2.9%); manufacture of electrical equipment (0.6%); ores and other quarries (0.4%); and food processing (0.4%).

Meanwhile, compared the Q1 2020 with Q1 2019, producer prices decreased to an average of (-0.2%). The largest decrease according to the branches of economic activities, are observed in: extraction of metal ore (-5.6%); manufacture of machinery and equipment p.k.t. (-4.6%); manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (-2.9%); manufacture of furniture (-2.2%); production of beverages (-2.1%); manufacture of metal (-1.0%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-0.9%); manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials  (-0.8%); manufacture of paper and articles thereof (-0.5%); manufacture of electrical equipment (-0.5%); water collection, treatment and supply (-0.3%); and manufacture of rubber and plastic products (-0.2%).

The decrease was counteracted by the increase in prices of manufacture of leather and articles thereof (7.0%); manufacture of metal products, except machinery and equipment (2.6%); manufacture of motor vehicles (transport), trailers and semi-trailers (1.4%); food processing (0.7%); ores and other quarries (0.4%); and manufacture of chemical products (0.4%).