Compared with the third quarter 2018 to that of the year, production prices rose to an average of 2.3 percent, according to the “Producer Price Index, third quarter 2018” report, presented by the Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS).

This index in this quarter increased by 1 percent. “The total index of producer prices in Kosovo in the third quarter of 2018 is higher by 1 percent compared to the second quarter of 2018. The largest increase by branches of economic activities is observed in the production of non-metallic mineral products by 6.9 percent , beverage production by 4.2 percent, production of machinery and equipment pkt by 4.1 percent, furniture production by 2.8 percent, wood and wood products and tapas, excluding furniture by 1.7 percent, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply by 1.6 percent, processing of food products by 1.3 percent, paper and paper products production by 1.2 percent, leather production and products by 0.9 percent, and rubber and plastics products by 0.2 percent, “said KAS report.

According to KAS, the rise was counteracted by the drop in prices of: metal mining with 13.3 percent, electricity production by 3.4 percent, manufactured metal products, except machinery and equipment by 2.8 percent, chemical products with 2.7 percent, metal production by 1.6 percent, and other quarries and quarries by 0.1 percent.

While compared to the third quarter of 2018 compared with the previous year, production prices rose to an average of 2.3 percent.

“The largest increase by branches of economic activities is observed in the production of metals by 14.6 percent, the production of machinery and equipment, p. with 7.3 per cent, electricity production by 6 per cent, non-metallic mineral products by 5.5 per cent, production of motor vehicles (transport), trailers and semi trailers with 3.3 per cent, wood production and pre-production in addition to furniture with 2.9 percent, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply by 2.5 percent, furniture production by 2.2 percent, paper and paper products by 1.4 percent, processing of food products 1.3 percent, beverages production by 1.3 percent, collection, treatment and water supply by 0.8 percent, and rubber and plastics products by 0.3 percent, “the report reads.