Producer Price Index, Q4 2020

  • 05/03/2021

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics has published the Producer Price Index (PPI) in the fourth quarter of 2020 (Q4 2020).

Total producer price index in Kosovo increased by 0.3% in Q4 2020, compared to Q3 2020. Larger increases by branches of economic activities are observed in: electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (1.7%); manufacture of electrical equipment (1.4%); manufacture of rubber and plastic products (0.8%); manufacture of metal (0.6%); manufacture of machinery and equipment p.k.t (0.6%); manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (0.3%); and production of beverages (0.1%).

The increase was counteracted by the decrease in prices of: metal ore extraction (-9.1%); manufacture of leather and articles thereof (-4.4%); manufacture of wood and articles thereof and cork, other than furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (-0.9%); manufacture of chemical products (-0.9%); manufacture of furniture (-0.5%); ores and other quarries (-0.4%); processing of food products (-0.3%); and manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (-0.3%).

Meanwhile, compared the Q4 2020 with Q4 2019, producer prices increased by an average of 0.2%. Larger increases by branches of economic activities are observed in: manufacture of motor vehicles (transport), trailers and semi-trailers (4.4%); manufacture of leather and articles thereof (3.9%); manufacture of chemical products (2.9%); manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment (2.5%); electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (2.1%); manufacture of electrical equipment (2.0%); manufacture of wood and articles thereof and cork, other than furniture: manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials (1.1%); metal ore extraction (0.4%); and other ores and quarries (0.2%).

The increase was counteracted by the decrease in prices of: manufacture of furniture (-5.0%); manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (-4.1%); manufacture of machinery and equipment p.k.t (-4.0%); manufacture of metal (-2.9%); production of beverages (-2.4%); manufacture of paper and articles thereof (-1.5%); manufacture of rubber and plastic products (-1.3%); and food processing (-0.4%).