Thursday September 14 2017
Kosovo Inflation Rate at 1.70 percent
The consumer price index in Kosovo increased 1.7 percent year-on-year in August of 2017, the same as in July. Inflation slowed mostly for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.4 percent from 1.5 percent); transport (1 percent from 1.1 percent) and housing (11.4 percent from 11.6 percent). On the other hand, prices went up faster for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (4.5 percent from 3.2 percent) and fell less for furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (-0.5 percent from -0.6 percent) and recreation and culture (-1.3 percent from -1.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, following a 0.2 percent fall in July.