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PCBS | PCBS: The Consumer Price Index During July,07/2013

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

  Palestinian Consumer Price Index, July 2013      

Increase in the CPI during July 2013 compared with previous month

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during July 2013 increased by 0.25% compared with June 2013 (increased by 0.65% in the West Bank, and by 0.61% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.21% in Jerusalem J1*).

The CPI during July 2013 increased by 2.54% compared with July 2012 (4.56% in the West Bank, and by 2.87% in Jerusalem J1*, while it decreased by 0.61% in Gaza Strip).

The CPI during the first seven months of 2013 increased by 1.85% compared with the same period of the previous year (3.26% in the West Bank, 1.87% in Jerusalem J1*, while it decreased by 0.55% in Gaza Strip).

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


Sub Groups


Potatoes and other Tubers

+ 18.85%

Dried Vegetables

+ 11.66%

Fresh Fruit

+   4.50%

Fresh Vegetables

+   2.31%


-   3.14%

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.