Kosovo Agency of Statistical (KAS), respectively the Department of Economic Statistics and National Accounts released today, the Consumer Price Index for August 2012.
The data indicate that overall consumer prices index in Kosovo was higher by 1.0% in August 2012 compared with July 2012. Prices in August 2011 compared with July 2010, were higher by 0.1%. The inflation rate measured in August 2012 compared to August 2011 was 3.1%.
August 2012 - July 2012 1.0% - Consumer prices in Kosovo increased by 1.0% in August 2012 compared to July 2012. Higher prices were recorded in the subgroup: Bread and cereals (4.3%), the use of means for personal transportation (3.6%) - (diesel and gasoline) where each subgroup had an impact by 0.3 percent. Milk, cheese and eggs (2.4%) with an impact of 0.2 percent. Meat (0.8%), electricity, gas and other fuels (2.1%) - [(increase in the price of firewood (6.3%)] where each subgroup had an impact by 0.1% in the CPI.
While the inflation rate in the period August 2012 - August 2011 was 3.1% - Consumer prices in Kosovo increased by 3.1% in August 2012 compared to August 2011.
Increased prices were observed mainly at the subgroup: The use of means for personal transportation (7.1%) - (diesel and gasoline) with an impact by 0.6%. Vegetables (9.4%), tobacco (8.5%), electricity, gas and other fuels (9.0%) - [(electricity (8.9%), firewood price increase by(10.7%)] each subgroup had an impact by 0.4 percent. Meat (4.0%), newspapers, books and stationery (19.5%) where each subgroup had an impact by 0.3 percent. Milk, cheese and eggs (2.4%) with an impact by 0.2 percent..
Fruits (4.8%), clothing (2.3%), footwear (4.4%), water supply and various services related to the settlement (12.0%) where each subgroup had an impact by 0,1 percent. As well as some consumer subgroups with a common impact by 0.4 percent in the CPI.
Meanwhile, the price drop was observed in the subgroup: equipments, telephone and fax services (-4.6%) - (price drop for international calls) with an impact by -0.2 percent. Bread and cereals (-1.8%), oils and fats (-4.2%), sugar and confectionery (-3.1%) where each subgroup has an impact by -0.1% in the CPI.
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