Kosovo's annual inflation rate edged down to 0.2 percent in May 2020 from 0.3 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest rate since March 2018 as prices increased at softer pace for housing & utilities (0.5 percent vs 0.6 percent in April), furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (0.5 percent vs 0.9 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (3.8 percent vs 4.0 percent). At the same time, there were declines in prices for transport (-8.9 percent vs -7.5 percent), recreation & culture (-0.6 percent vs -0.4 percent) and clothing & footwear (-0.3 percent vs -0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent, the fourth consecutive month of fall.

Inflation Rate in Kosovo averaged 2.04 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. Kosovo Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Kosovo is expected to be 0.10 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 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kosovo Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.50 percent in 2021 and 1.90 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Kosovo Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.30 14.20 -4.40 2003 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-11 01:20 PM Feb 1.0% 1.5% 1.6%
2020-04-10 12:30 PM Mar 0.7% 1.0% 1.1%
2020-05-12 12:30 PM Apr 0.3% 0.7% -0.3%
2020-06-10 12:30 PM May 0.2% 0.3% -0.1%
2020-07-10 12:30 PM Jun 0.2% 0.3%
2020-08-11 12:30 PM Jul
2020-09-11 12:30 PM Aug
2020-10-12 12:30 PM Sep 0.5%


News Stream
Kosovo Inflation Rate Drops to Over 2-Year Low
Kosovo's annual inflation rate edged down to 0.2 percent in May 2020 from 0.3 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest rate since March 2018 as prices increased at softer pace for housing & utilities (0.5 percent vs 0.6 percent in April), furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (0.5 percent vs 0.9 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (3.8 percent vs 4.0 percent). At the same time, there were declines in prices for transport (-8.9 percent vs -7.5 percent), recreation & culture (-0.6 percent vs -0.4 percent) and clothing & footwear (-0.3 percent vs -0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent, the fourth consecutive month of fall.
2020-06-10
Kosovo Inflation Rate Slows to 2-Year Low of 0.3%
The annual inflation rate in Kosovo decreased to 0.3 percent in April of 2020 from 0.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation since March of 2018, as cost slowed for furniture & household equipment (0.9 percent from 1.9 percent in March). In addition, prices fell further for transport (-7.5 percent from -3.5 percent); clothing & footwear (-0.9 percent from -0.6 percent) and recreation & culture (-0.4 percent from -0.3 percent). On the other hand, prices advanced further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.2 percent from 1.8 percent) and housing & utilities (0.6 percent from 0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.3 percent, following a 0.1 percent drop in March.
2020-05-12
Kosovo February Inflation Rate at Over 1-1/2-Year Low of 1%
The annual inflation rate in Kosovo fell to 1.0 percent in February of 2020 from 1.5 percent in the prior month. This was the lowest rate since June of 2018, as prices slowed mostly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.3 percent vs 1.8 percent in January); transport (0.9 percent vs 2 percent); furnishings (2 percent vs 2.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (3.4 percent vs 3.5 percent). In addition, cost fell for housing & utilities (-0.3 percent vs -1.1 percent); clothing & footwear (-3.1 percent vs 1.9 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-0.7 percent vs -0.2 percent) and recreation & culture (-0.4 percent vs -0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.2 percent, after increasing 0.8 percent in the previous month.
2020-03-11
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
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.