Producer Price Index, Q4 2019

  • 06/03/2020

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published Producer Price Index (PPI) in the fourth quarter of 2019 (Q4 2019).

Total producer prices index in Kosovo decreased by (-0.6%) between Q3 2019 and Q4 2019. Larger declines by economic activity branches were observed in: metal extraction (-5.9%); manufacture of metal (-1.4%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-0.8%); production of non-metallic mineral products (-0.7%); production of chemical products (-0.7%); manufacturing of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (-0.6%); manufacture of rubber and plastic products (-0.6%); processing of food products (-0.5%); and the manufacture of leather and articles thereof (-0.1%).

The decrease was counteracted by the increase of prices in: manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers (8.1%); manufacture of wood and articles thereof and cork, other than furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (2.2%); manufacture of electrical equipment (1.0%); manufacture of paper and articles thereof (1.0%); and manufacture of furniture (0.2%).

Meanwhile, compared to Q4 2019 with Q4 2018, producer prices decreased to an average of (-0.1%). The largest decreases by branches of economic activity are: metal extraction (-19.6%); manufacture of chemical products (-3.1%); manufacture of leather and articles thereof (-2.1%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-1.5%); collection, treatment and water supply (-1.2%); production of beverages (-0.1%); and manufacture of metal (-0.1%).

The decrease was counteracted by the increase of prices to: manufacture of furniture (3.9%); manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers (3.5%); manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (2.7%); manufacture of electrical equipment (1.3%); manufacture of wood and articles thereof and cork, other than furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials  (1.1%); processing of food products (0.8%); manufacture of rubber and articles thereof (0.8%); manufacture of paper and articles thereof (0.6%); and manufacturing of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (0.2%).