Producer Price Index, Q3 2019

  • 06/12/2019

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the Producer Price Index (PPI) in the third quarter of Q3 (Q3 2019).

The total producer price index in Kosovo increased by 0.5% between Q2 2019 and Q3 2019. The highest increase by the branch of economic activity is observed to: manufacture of furniture (3.0%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (2.1%); manufacture of leather and articled thereof (1.1%); rubber and plastic products (0.6%); manufacture of wood and articles thereof, and cork other than furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (0.3%); chemical products (0.2%); manufacture of metal (0.2%); processing of food products (0.1%); manufacture of paper and articles thereof (0.1%); and manufacturing of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (0.1%).

The increase was counteracted by the decrease of prices in: metal extraction (-15.4%); manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers (-4.3%); manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (-0.6%); manufacture of electrical equipment (-0.5%); and manufacture of machinery and equipment p.k.t (-0.2%).

Compared the Q3 2019 with Q3 2018 producer prices increased to an average of 0.6%. The highest increase by the branch of economic activity is observed in: processing of food products (4.3%); manufacture of furniture (3.7%); manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (2.7%); manufacture of rubber and plastic products (1.3%); and manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (0.3%).

The increase was counteracted by the decrease of the prices in: metal extraction (-9.0%); manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers (-4.4%); manufacture of metal (-4.0%); manufacture of wood and articles thereof and cork, other than furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (-3.4%); manufacture of electrical equipment (-3.0%); chemical products (-2.3%); manufacture of machinery and equipment (-1.5%); collection, treatment and water supply (-1.2%); manufacture of leather and articles thereof (-1.0%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-0.7%); and other ores and quarries (-0.6%).