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PCBS | PCBS: The Consumer Price Index During October,10/2013

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) 

Palestinian Consumer Price Index, October, 10/2013 

Increase in the CPI during October 2013 compared with previous month

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during October 2013 increased by 0.82% compared with September 2013 (increased by 1.58% in the West Bank, and by 0.91% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.36% in Jerusalem J1*).  

The CPI during October 2013 increased by 1.86% compared with October 2012 (3.63% in the West Bank, and by 1.70% in Jerusalem J1*, while it decreased by 0.17% in Gaza Strip). 

The CPI during the first Ten months of 2013 increased by 1.66% compared with the same period of the previous year (3.01% in the West Bank, 1.77% in Jerusalem J1*, while it decreased by 0.68% in Gaza Strip). 

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


Sub Groups


Fresh Vegetables

+ 21.69%

Dried Vegetables

+ 11.22%

Fresh Fruit

+ 2.68%


  + 2.05%

Potatoes and other Tubers

+ 1.44%

Vegetable Oils

+ 1.18%


+ 0.73%

Fresh Poultry

- 4.73%

Liquid Fuel for Cars

- 3.64%

Liquid Fuel for House

- 3.52%

 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.