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PCBS | PCBS: The Consumer Price Index During April,04/2013

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)


Palestinian Consumer Price Index, April, 04/2013

Decreasing in the CPI during April 2013 compared with previous month


The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during April 2013 decreased by 0.09% compared with March 2013 (decreased by 0.73% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.21% in Jerusalem J1*, while it increased by 0.13% in the West Bank).


The CPI during April 2013 increased by 1.14% compared with April 2012 (2.23% in the West Bank, 0.91% in Jerusalem J1*, while it decreased by 1.04% in Gaza Strip).


The change in Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April 2013 is traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared to the previous month:



Sub Groups


Fuel for Housing

-  5.96%

Fuel for transportation

-  3.93%

Fresh vegetables

-  2.76%


-  1.93%


- 1.03%

Potatoes and other tubers

+ 11.16%

Fresh fruit

+ 3.86%

Fresh meat

+ 2.05%

Fresh poultry

+ 1.94%



The trend line for the consumer price index in Palestine for 2004 – 2012




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

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