Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

 Increase in the Consumer Price Index during August, 08/2017

 

The overall CPI for Palestine during August 2017 increased by 0.56% compared with July 2017 (by 0.57% in the West Bank**, by 0.47% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.31% in Gaza Strip).

 

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

 

Sub Groups

Percent Change %

Dried Vegetables

+ 15.23%

Eggs

+ 14.39%

Fresh Vegetables

+ 7.05%

Fresh Poultry

+ 5.77%

Liquid Fuel for House

+ 4.01%

Liquid Fuel for Cars

+ 3.24%

Potatoes and other Tubers

+ 2.81%

Fresh Fish

+ 1.36%

Fresh Fruit

- 5.91%

Gas

- 2.54%

 

The Palestinian CPI during August 2017 decreased by 0.70% compared with August 2016 (by 1.24% in Gaza Strip, and by 1.16% in the West Bank**, while it increased by 1.89% in Jerusalem J1*).

 

The Palestinian CPI during the first eight months of 2017 increased by 0.13% compared with the same period of the previous year (by 2.62% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.27% in the West Bank**, while it decreased by 0.33% in Gaza Strip).

 

The table below shows monthly percent changes in CPI by region for the period

 January – August 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

August

+ 0.56

+ 0.57

+ 0.31

+ 0.47

 


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.

 

NB:

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

 

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