In recent months, rising consumer prices in Kosovo have taken over the front pages of the media. In November, this increase in prices — inflation — measured by the change from year to year marked a record rate of 6.9%, exceeding the forecasts of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which predicted a maximum of 5% by the end of year.
Kosovo imports most of its goods from the global market, which has been battered by the highest inflation in decades. But what are the main factors behind this phenomenon?
K2.0 examines these factors by looking back at the long journey of a product from the land where it is produced to the shelves of markets in Kosovo where its final price is rising.
This video has been produced with the financial support of the “Balkan Trust for Democracy,” a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily represent those of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Balkan Trust for Democracy, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, or its partners.