Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Sharp Increase in the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) During
the Third Quarter of 2021
The overall WPI in Palestine with its base year (2007=100) reached 129.35 in the Third quarter 2021, which Recorded a sharp increase of 4.21% compared with the Second quarter 2021.
WPI for local products (2007=100) reached 132.65 in the Third quarter 2021, which indicates a sharp increase of 5.77% compared with the second quarter 2021.
WPI for imported products (2007=100) reached 125.17 in the Third quarter 2021, which indicates a sharp increase of 2.04% compared with the second quarter 2021.
WPI for the Third Quarter of 2021 increased due to the increase in the activities of Agriculture by 11.83%, the activities of Fishing by 6.90%, and the activities of Manufacturing by 0.84%. While the activities of Mining and Quarrying decreased by 0.36%.
Notice for Users:
1. As a result of CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) outbreak, and the implemented measures to limit its spread, the data collection process for Wholesale Price Index has been replaced with data collection via phone and websites for all sale outlets in all of the Palestinian Governorates instead of collecting data face to face from the field.
Please note that the press release in English is brief compared to the Arabic version.
 The resale (sale without transformation) of new and used goods to retailers, industrial, commercial, institutional or professional users, to other wholesalers, or to those acting as agents or brokers in buying merchandise for, or selling merchandise to such persons or companies. The wholesale price includes VAT and any transport charges.