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PCBS | PCBS: The Consumer Price Index During September,09/2015

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) 

Palestinian Consumer Price Index, September, 09/2015


Sharp Increase in the CPI during September 2015 compared with previous month


The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during September 2015 increased by 1.24% compared with August 2015 (by 1.39% in the West Bank, and by 1.28%  in Gaza Strip, while it decreased by 0.30% in Jerusalem J1*).


The CPI during September 2015 increased by 1.50% compared with September 2014 (by 2.39% in the West Bank, 1.13% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.17% in Jerusalem J1*).


The CPI during the first nine months of 2015 increased by 1.40% compared with the same period of the previous year (by 1.70% in Gaza Strip, 1.03% in the West Bank, and by 0.32% in Jerusalem J1*).


The change in Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Palestine for September 2015 is traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:


Sub Groups


Fresh Vegetables

+ 26.75%

Dried Vegetables

+ 24.14%

Potatoes and other Tubers

  + 12.34%


+ 10.06%

Fresh Meat

+ 2.38%

Medical Care

+ 1.22%

Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

+ 1.20%

Milk Products

+ 1.12%

Liquid Fuel for Cars

- 3.87%

Liquid Fuel for House

- 2.31%

Electricity Tariff


Fresh Fish


Fresh Poultry



The trend line for the consumer price index

in Palestine for September 2014 – September 2015

(Base Year 2010=100)




Jerusalem J1*:  those parts of Jerusalem which were annexed by Israel in 1967

The data of West Bank doesn't cover Jerusalem J1*.