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PCBS | PCBS: The Consumer Price Index During October,10/2012

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)


Palestinian Consumer Price Index , October 2012

Decrease in the CPI of October 2012 compared with previous month

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Palestinian Territory during October 2012 decreased by 0.60% compared with September 2012 (0.84% in the West Bank, 0.47% in Jerusalem J1*, 0.90% in Gaza Strip).


The CPI during October 2012 increased by 3.24% compared with October 2011 (5.53% in the West Bank, 3.81% in Jerusalem J1*, 0.30% in Gaza Strip).


The CPI during first Ten months of 2012 increased by 2.95% compared with the same period of the previous year (4.27% in the West Bank, 3.21% in Jerusalem J1*, 0.56% in Gaza Strip)

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


Sub Groups


Fresh vegetables

- 11.35%

Fresh fruit

- 2.16%


- 3.23%


- 6.26%


- 9.85%

Fuel for transportation

- 1.15%


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.