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PCBS | The Palestinian Producer Price Index, May, 05/2021

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

 Increase in the Producer Price1 Index (PPI) during May,05/2021


The overall Producer Price Index (PPI) for Palestine with its base year (2019 = 100) reached 97.91 in May 2021, as it increased by 0.51% compared to April 2021.

PPI for local exported products

Producer Price Index for local exported products (2019 = 100) reached 103.26 in May 2021, which indicates an increase of 1.67% compared to April 2021. 

PPI for locally consumed products

Producer Price Index for locally consumed products (2019 = 100) reached 97.34 in May 2021, which indicates an increase of 0.38% compared to April 2021.

The changes of PPI for May 2021 were traced back to changes in prices of the following major activities compared to the previous month:


­­­­­­­Major Activities


Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

+ 8.85%


Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

+ 4.74%


+ 2.01%

Mining and quarrying

+ 0.78%

Agriculture, forestry and fishing goods

- 5.27%







1 The producer’s price is the amount receivable by the producer from the purchaser for a unit of a good or service produced as output minus any VAT, or similar deductible tax, invoiced to the purchaser. The producer’s prices exclude any transport charges invoiced separately by the producer.

Notice for Users:

  • Due to COVID-19 pandemic and inability to conduct face-to-face interview, data for PPI has been collected using mobile phones.
  • The data collection process for agricultural commodities, which is collected from the farm gate and data on industrial commodities for the month of May 2021 has been completed.