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PCBS | PCBS: The Palestinian Producer Price Index, January, 01/2022

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Sharp Increase in the Producer Price Index (PPI) during January, 01/2022

The overall Producer Price Index (PPI) for Palestine with its base year (2019 = 100) reached 102.57 in January 2022, as it sharply increased by 3.22% compared to December 2021.

PPI for locally consumed products
Producer Price Index for locally consumed products (2019 = 100) reached 102.01 in January 2022, which indicates a sharp increase of 3.49% compared to December 2021.

PPI for local exported products
Producer Price Index for local exported products (2019 = 100) reached 107.80 in January 2022, which indicates an increase of 0.93% compared to December 2021.

The changes of PPI for January 2022 were traced back to changes in prices of the following major activities compared to the previous month:

­­­­­­­Major Activities

% Change

Agriculture, forestry and fishing


+ 11.38%

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

+ 1.58%

Mining and quarrying

+ 1.50%

Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

+ 0.99%


+ 0.07%

Due to COVID-19 pandemic and inability to conduct face-to-face interview, data for PPI has been collected using mobile phones.

Please note that the press release in English is brief compared to the Arabic version.

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.