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PCBS | PCBS: The Palestinian Producer Price Index September,2012

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Palestinian Producer Price Index during September, 09/2012


Increase in the PPI during September 2012

The overall Producer Price1 Index (PPI) for the Palestinian Territory with its base month (January 2011=100) reached 104.88 in September 2012, it increased by 0.76% compared to August 2012.

Producer Price Index for exported products (January 2011=100) reached 105.47 in September 2012, which indicates an increase by 0.48% compared to August 2012. 


Producer Price Index for locally consumed products (January 2011=100) reached 104.82 in September 2012, which indicates an increase by 0.79% compared to August 2012.


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


Major Groups


Agriculture goods:

+ 1.21%


+ 0.26%

Mining and quarrying:


Manufacturing group:

+ 0.52%

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