The annual inflation rate in Kosovo increased to 1.5 percent in January 2020 from 1.2 percent in the previous month. Prices rose faster for furniture & household equipment (2.2 percent from 1.7 percent in December); miscellaneous goods & services (3.5 percent from 3.3 percent); restaurant & hotels (2.7 percent from 1.5 percent) and health (3.8 percent from 1.7 percent). In addition, cost rebounded for transport (2.0 percent from -0.3 percent); clothing & footwear (1.9 percent from -0.4 percent) and education (0.2 percent from -0.1 percent) while inflation was steady for communication (1.0 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.8 percent from 2.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.8 percent, following a 0.2 percent gain in December.

Inflation Rate in Kosovo averaged 2.07 percent from 2003 until 2020, 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.

Inflation Rate in Kosovo is expected to be 1.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Kosovo to stand at 1.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kosovo Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.90 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Kosovo Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 1.20 14.20 -4.40 2003 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-11 03:00 PM Oct 2.2% 2.4% 2.5%
2019-12-11 01:45 PM Nov 1.7% 2.2% 2%
2020-01-10 03:00 PM Dec 1.2% 1.7% 1.7%
2020-02-14 01:30 PM Jan 1.5% 1.2% 1.3%
2020-03-11 01:30 PM Feb
2020-04-10 12:30 PM Mar 1.1%
2020-05-12 12:30 PM Apr
2020-06-10 12:30 PM May


News Stream
Kosovo Inflation Rate Picks Up to 1.5% in January
The annual inflation rate in Kosovo increased to 1.5 percent in January 2020 from 1.2 percent in the previous month. Prices rose faster for furniture & household equipment (2.2 percent from 1.7 percent in December); miscellaneous goods & services (3.5 percent from 3.3 percent); restaurant & hotels (2.7 percent from 1.5 percent) and health (3.8 percent from 1.7 percent). In addition, cost rebounded for transport (2.0 percent from -0.3 percent); clothing & footwear (1.9 percent from -0.4 percent) and education (0.2 percent from -0.1 percent) while inflation was steady for communication (1.0 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.8 percent from 2.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.8 percent, following a 0.2 percent gain in December.
2020-02-14
Kosovo Inflation Rate Falls to 1-1/2-Year Low
The inflation rate in Kosovo slowed to 1.2 percent year-on-year in December 2019, the lowest since July 2018, from 1.7 percent in the previous month. Prices rose at a slower pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.0 percent vs 3.4 percent), furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance of the house (1.7 percent vs 1.9 percent), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.8 percent vs 2.1 percent), and miscellaneous goods & services (3.3 percent vs 3.5 percent). In addition, there were declines in housing (-1.1 percent vs -0.3 percent) and transport prices (-0.3 percent vs -0.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.2 percent, the same pace as in November. Considering 2019 full year, the average inflation accelerated to 2.7 percent from 1.1 percent in 2018.
2020-01-10
Kosovo Inflation Rate Slows to 13-Month Low of 1.7%
The annual inflation rate in Kosovo decreased to 1.7 percent in November 2019 from 2.2 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation since October 2018, as cost slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.4 percent from 4.4 percent in October); furniture & household equipment (1.9 percent from 2 percent) and communication (0.9 percent from 1 percent). In addition, prices fell for transport (-0.8 percent from 0.2 percent); housing & utilities (-0.3 percent from 0.6 percent); clothing & footwear (-0.7 percent from a flat reading) and recreation & culture (-0.1 percent from 0.3 percent). On the other hand, cost rose faster for miscellaneous goods & services (3.5 percent from 0.8 percent); restaurant & hotels (1.3 percent from 0.7 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.1 percent from 1.9 percent) and health (1.5 percent from 1.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, after showing no growth in October.
2019-12-11
Kosovo Inflation Rate at Near 1-Year Low of 2.2%
The annual inflation rate in Kosovo decreased to 2.2% in October 2019 from 2.4% in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation since November of 2018, as cost slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.4% from 4.9% in September); furniture & household equipment (2.0% from 2.3%); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.9% from 2.3%); miscellaneous goods & services (0.8% from 0.9%) and recreation & culture (0.3% from 0.8%). On the other hand, prices advanced faster for transport (0.2% from a flat reading); housing & utilities (0.6% from 0.5%); restaurant & hotels (0.7% from 0.4%); communication (1.0% from 0.6%) and health (1.2% from 1.0%). Meanwhile, clothing & footwear prices were flat (from a 0.1% increase) while education went down 0.1%, the same as in September. On a monthly basis, consumer prices showed no growth, after a 0.1% drop in September.
2019-11-11

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.