Increase in the Consumer Price Index during October , 10/2017
   
Increase in the CPI during October 2017
The overall CPI for Palestine during October 2017 increased by 0.20% compared with September 2017 (by 0.65% in Gaza Strip, and slightly increased by 0.08% in Jerusalem J1*, while it slightly decreased by 0.08% in the West Bank**).

The changes in Palestinian CPI for October 2017 is traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:

Sub Groups

Percent Change %

Dried Vegetables

+ 7.48%

Potatoes and other Tubers

+ 3.57%

Liquid Fuel for House

+ 3.49%

Liquid Fuel for Cars

+ 2.27%

Flour

+ 0.90%

Fresh Meat

+ 0.66%

Gas

+ 0.65%

Fresh Fruit

+ 0.53%

Fresh Fish

- 1.98%

Rice

- 1.39%


The Palestinian CPI during October 2017 increased by 0.97% compared with October 2016 (by 2.37% in Gaza Strip, and by 1.30% in Jerusalem J1*, while it decreased by 0.16% in the West Bank**).

The Palestinian CPI during the first ten months of 2017 increased by 0.19% compared with the same period of the previous year (by 2.35% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.11% in the West Bank**, while it slightly decreased by 0.01% in Gaza Strip).


The table below shows monthly percent changes in CPI by region for the period January – October 2017:

Month

Monthly Percent Change

Palestine

West Bank**

Gaza Strip

Jerusal-em J1*

January

+ 0.14

+ 0.03

+ 0.38

+ 1.02

February

+ 0.62

+ 0.78

+ 0.40

+ 0.35

March

+ 1.08

+ 0.22

+ 2.33

- 0.70

April

- 0.50

- 1.01

+ 0.13

+ 0.61

May

- 0.84

- 0.50

- 1.62

- 0.17

June

- 0.96

- 0.90

- 1.61

- 0.29

July

- 0.15

+ 0.36

- 0.58

- 0.13

August

+ 0.56

+ 0.57

+ 0.31

+ 0.47

September

+ 0.65

+ 0.14

+ 1.39

+ 0.28

October

+ 0.20

- 0.08

+ 0.65

+ 0.08


Notes:
*The data of Jerusalem J1 includes that part of Jerusalem governorate which was annexed forcefully by Israel following its occupation of the West Bank in 1967.

**The data of the West Bank doesn't include that part of Jerusalem governorate which was annexed forcefully by Israel following its occupation of the West Bank in 1967.

NB:
Data collection of Consumer Price Index survey was funded by the European Union.


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