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PCBS | PCBS: The Palestinian Producer Price Index, February, 02/2018

Palestinian Producer Price Index, February,02/ 2018

Increase in the Producer Price  Index (PPI) during February,02/2018

The overall Producer Price Index (PPI) for  Palestine with its base month (December 2015=100) reached 103.11 in February 2018, as it increased by 2.34% compared to January 2018.

Producer Price Index for locally consumed products (December 2015=100) reached 103.54 in February 2018, which indicates an increase by 2.63% compared to January 2018.

Producer Price Index for local exported products (December 2015=100) reached 99.26 in February 2018, which indicates a slight decrease by 0.07% compared to January 2018.

The changes of Producer Price Index for February 2018 were traced back to changes in prices of the following major activities compared to the previous month:

Major Activities

% Change

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply


Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

+ 1.65%

Mining and quarrying

+ 0.32%

Agriculture, forestry and fishing goods

- 0.63%


- 0.23%

Data collection of Producer Price Index survey was funded by the European Union.

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.