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PCBS | PCBS: The Palestinian Producer Price Index, during May, 05/2013

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)



Palestinian Producer Price Index, May,05/2013


Increase in the PPI during May 2013



The overall Producer Price1 Index (PPI) for  Palestine with its base year (2011=100) reached 102.17 in May 2013, as it increased by 0.59% compared to April 2013.


Producer Price Index for locally consumed products (2011=100) reached 101.96 in May 2013, which indicates an increase by 0.62% compared to April 2013.


Producer Price Index for exported products (2011=100) reached 104.31 in May  2013, which indicates an increase by 0.25% compared to April 2013. 


The changes of Producer Price Index for May 2013 were traced back to changes in prices of the following major activities compared to the previous month:


Major Groups


Manufacturing group:

  +  0.85%

Agriculture goods:

  +  0.19%

Mining and quarrying:



  -  4.61%






The trend line for the Producer Price Index in Palestine, for the period: May 2012 - May 2013

(Base Year 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.