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PCBS | PCBS: Palestinian Producer Price Index, August, 08/2012

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)



Palestinian Producer Price Index

Increase in the PPI during August 2012



The overall Producer Price1 Index (PPI) for the Palestinian Territory with its base month (January 2011=100) reached 104.08 in August 2012, it increased by 3.39% compared to July 2012.


Producer Price Index for exported products (January 2011=100) reached 104.96 in August 2012, which indicates an increase by 0.21% compared to July 2012. 


Producer Price Index for locally consumed products (January 2011=100) reached 104.00 in August 2012, which indicates an increase by 3.72% compared to July 2012.


The changes of Producer Price Index for August 2012 is traced back to changes in prices of following major activities compared to the previous month:


Major Groups


Agriculture goods:

+ 9.40%


+ 0.70%

Mining and quarrying:


Manufacturing group:

+ 0.24%






The trend line for the Producer Price Index in the Palestinian Territory, for the period: January 2011 - August 2012

(Base Month January 2011=100)








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.