Implementation indicators

  • Annual statistics

    Annual statistics

    The annual questionnaires for 2019 were transmitted to EUROSTAT in accordance with the acquis, including the breakdown of energy consumption in households.

  • Monthly statistics

    Monthly statistics

    There is no monthly data yet.

  • Price statistics

    Price statistics

    Price statistics on electricity for 2019 were compiled and transmitted in accordance with the acquis.

State of compliance

The main non-compliance issue with respect to the statistics acquis in Kosovo* is linked to the lack of monthly statistics as well as a legal basis for their compilation. A first step towards compliance was made by the commitment of the Kosovo Agency for Statistics (KAS) to begin monthly electricity, coal and oil reporting from 2022. This is yet to be translated into officially adopted documents (plan, programme and methodology).

The KAS is established within the Ministry of Finance and Transfers’ office with the task to coordinate the statistical system of Kosovo*. Whereas KAS is responsible for energy statistics, it is not obliged to collect and publish any monthly data yet.

Since 2015, the annual questionnaires have been submitted to and published by EUROSTAT and the International Energy Agency. The breakdown of energy consumption of households is compiled by KAS and transmitted to EUROSTAT. Preliminary questionnaires with 2019 data and the SHARES questionnaire were prepared and transmitted on time. The quality report was also prepared and submitted to EUROSTAT.

No monthly data are compiled or disseminated yet. KAS planned to begin implementation of the acquis related to monthly statistics in 2020 through a pilot project supported by the EU’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, but this was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The statistical survey plan for 2022 is expected to include activities to implement obligations from Annex C and Annex D of Regulation (EC) 1099/2008.

Electricity prices per consumption band broken down by taxation level are submitted to and subsequently published by EUROSTAT. Price components for industrial end-users are reported in accordance with the acquis. The established compilation procedure enables regular price data reporting in compliance with the acquis.

Monthly data collection, as the only serious non-compliance issue, has to be tackled without delay. Priority has to be given to monthly data collection for oil in order to meet obligations under the oil stocks acquis.