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PCBS | PCBS: The Consumer Price Index During, February, 02/2022


Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)


Consumer Price Index CPI Continued its Increase during February, 02/2022

as a result of the increase in the prices of vegetables, chicken and liquid fuels

The overall CPI for Palestine during February 2022 recorded an increase by 0.61% compared with January 2022 (0.77% in Gaza Strip, 0.69% in Jerusalem J1*, and 0.54% in the West Bank**).   


The changes in Palestinian CPI for February 2022 were traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:


Sub Groups

Percent Change

Fresh Chicken

+ 6.77%

Dried Vegetables

+ 6.41%

Liquid Fuel for Car "Diesel"

+ 3.40%

Liquid Fuel for Car "Petrol"

+ 2.71%

Fresh Vegetables

+ 2.39%


+ 2.05%

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

+ 1.79%

Soft Drinks

+ 3.19%

Other Non-Alcoholic Beverages

+ 1.16%


+ 1.13%

Potatoes and other Tubers

- 7.28%


The Palestinian CPI during February 2022 increased by 2.97% compared with February 2021 (3.96% in Jerusalem J1*, 2.99% in Gaza Strip, and 2.77% in the West Bank**).

Notice for Users:

·      Due to COVID-19 pandemic and inability to conduct face-to-face interview, data for Consumer Price Index has been collected using mobile phones, in all of the Palestinian Governorates’ interviews.


*Data represent those parts of Jerusalem, which were annexed by Israeli Occupation in 1967.

**Data exclude those parts of Jerusalem, which were annexed by Israeli Occupation in 1967.

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