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PCBS | PCBS: The Consumer Price Index During September,09/2012


Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Palestinian Consumer Price Index, September,09/2012

Increase in the CPI of September 2012 compared with previous month

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Palestinian Territory during September 2012 increased by 1.42% compared with August 2012 (2.20% in the West Bank, 1.47% in Jerusalem J1*, 1.30% in Gaza Strip).


The CPI during September 2012 increased by 4.06% compared with September 2011 (6.48% in the West Bank, 4.54% in Jerusalem J1*, 1.25% in Gaza Strip).


The CPI during first nine months of 2012 increased by 2.92% compared with the same period of the previous year (4.13% in the West Bank, 3.14% in Jerusalem J1*, 0.59% in Gaza Strip)


The change in Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September 2012 is traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared to the previous month:


Sub Groups


Fresh vegetables

+ 15.49%


+ 13.36%


+ 8.25%

Fresh poultry

+ 2.49%


+ 4.41%

Fuel for transportation

+ 2.52%


 The trend line for the consumer price index in Palestinian Territory for 2004 – 2011




* Jerusalem J1:  those parts of Jerusalem which were annexed by Israel in 1967

The data of West Bank doesn't cover Jerusalem J1.