Consumer prices in Kosovo rose 5.7 percent over a year in October of 2021, following a 4.9 percent increase in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since July 2011, mainly driven by transport (16 percent vs 11.4 percent in September); housing and utilities (3.2 percent vs 2.1 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (3.6 percent vs 3.2 percent) and restaurants and hotels (2.6 percent vs 2.1 percent). Prices also increased marginally for communication (16.6 vs 16.4 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.2 percent vs 4.1 percent) and health (1 percent vs 0.5 percent). Meanwhile, inflation remained unchanged for furnishing and housing equipment (at 2.1 percent), and for education (at 1.6 percent) whereas declined further for clothing and footwear (-1.3 percent vs -0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 1 percent, accelerating from a 0.1 percent uptick in September. source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Kosovo averaged 2 percent from 2003 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 14.20 percent in May of 2008 and a record low of -4.40 percent in May of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Kosovo Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kosovo Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Kosovo is expected to be 6.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Kosovo Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2022 and 2.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Kosovo Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-11 05:30 PM Sep 4.9% 4.7% 5.5%
2021-11-11 01:30 PM Oct 5.7% 4.9% 5.3%
2021-12-10 01:30 PM Nov 5.7% 6.4%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 5.70 4.90 percent Oct/21
Consumer Price Index CPI 111.30 110.20 points Oct/21
Producer Prices 119.40 118.90 points Jun/21
Import Prices 126.40 122.30 points Jun/21
Food Inflation 4.20 4.10 percent Oct/21
CPI Transportation 114.40 110.73 points Oct/21
CPI Housing Utilities 103.40 101.70 points Oct/21
Inflation Rate Mom 1.00 0.10 percent Oct/21
Producer Prices Change 3.60 2.00 percent Jun/21

News Stream
Kosovo October Inflation at Over 10-Year High
Consumer prices in Kosovo rose 5.7 percent over a year in October of 2021, following a 4.9 percent increase in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since July 2011, mainly driven by transport (16 percent vs 11.4 percent in September); housing and utilities (3.2 percent vs 2.1 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (3.6 percent vs 3.2 percent) and restaurants and hotels (2.6 percent vs 2.1 percent). Prices also increased marginally for communication (16.6 vs 16.4 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.2 percent vs 4.1 percent) and health (1 percent vs 0.5 percent). Meanwhile, inflation remained unchanged for furnishing and housing equipment (at 2.1 percent), and for education (at 1.6 percent) whereas declined further for clothing and footwear (-1.3 percent vs -0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 1 percent, accelerating from a 0.1 percent uptick in September.
2021-11-11
Kosovo Inflation Rate at Near 2-Year High
Consumer prices in Kosovo rose 2.4 percent over a year in June of 2021, following a 2.0 percent increase in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since September of 2019, mainly driven by prices in transports (8.9 percent vs 9.0 percent in May), communications (15.8 percent vs 16.3 percent), housing & utilities (1.0 percent vs -2.4 percent), and miscellaneous goods & services (1.4 percent vs 1.6 percent). Meanwhile, prices rebounded marginally in food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.2 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged from the previous month, following a 0.2 percent decline in May.
2021-07-12
Kosovo Inflation Rate Rises to 20-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Kosovo inched higher to 2.0 percent in May of 2021, following a 1.9 percent increase in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since October of 2019, as prices soared in transports (9.0 percent vs 7.5 percent in April) and continued to rise significantly for communications (16.3 percent, the same as in the prior month). On the other hand, prices declined further in food (-0.3 percent vs -0.1 percent), housing & utilities (-2.4 percent vs -2.6 percent), and clothing & footwear (-0.6 percent vs 0.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.2 percent, reversing from a 0.3 percent rise in the prior month.
2021-06-10

Kosovo Inflation Rate
In Kosovo, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (39.2 percent of total weight). Transport accounts for 13.1 percent; Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 8.7 percent; Housing and Utilities for 7.9 percent; Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco for 5.2 percent and Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 4.9 percent. Recreation and Culture; Clothing and Footwear; Communication; Restaurants and Hotels; Health and Education account for the remaining 21 percent of total weight.