Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Decrease in the Consumer Price Index during July, 07/2017

The overall CPI for Palestine during July 2017 decreased by 0.15% compared with June 2017 (by 0.58% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.13% in Jerusalem J1*, while it increased by 0.36% in the West Bank**).

The changes in Palestinian CPI for July 2017 is traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:

Sub Groups

Percent Change

Liquid Fuel for House

- 3.58%

Liquid Fuel for Cars

- 3.42%

Fresh Vegetables

- 2.77%

Gas

- 2.19%

Potatoes and other Tubers

+ 6.77%

Fresh Fruit

+ 6.26%

Eggs

+ 2.85%

Vegetable Oils

+ 1.16%

 

The Palestinian CPI during July 2017 decreased by 0.90% compared with July 2016 (by 1.08% in the West Bank**, and by 0.80% in Gaza Strip, while it increased by 1.05% in Jerusalem J1*).

The Palestinian CPI during the first seven months of 2017 increased by 0.25% compared with the same period of the previous year (by 2.72% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.47% in the West Bank**, while it decreased by 0.20% in Gaza Strip).


The table below shows monthly percent changes in CPI by region for the period January – July 2017

Month

Monthly Percent Change

Palestine

West Bank**

Gaza Strip

Jerusal-em J1*

January

+ 0.14

+ 0.03

+ 0.38

+ 1.02

February

+ 0.62

+ 0.78

+ 0.40

+ 0.35

March

+ 1.08

+ 0.22

+ 2.33

- 0.70

April

- 0.50

- 1.01

+ 0.13

+ 0.61

May

- 0.84

- 0.50

- 1.62

- 0.17

June

- 0.96

- 0.90

- 1.61

- 0.29

July

- 0.15

+ 0.36

- 0.58

- 0.13

 

Notes:

*The data of Jerusalem J1 includes that part of Jerusalem governorate which was annexed forcefully by Israel following its occupation of the West Bank in 1967.

 

**The data of the West Bank doesn't include that part of Jerusalem governorate which was annexed forcefully by Israel following its occupation of the West Bank in 1967.

 

Data collection of Consumer Price Index survey  was funded by the European Union.

 

 

 

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