Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

 

Decrease in the Consumer Price Index  during October,10/2016

 

 

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during October 2016 decreased by 0.90% compared with September 2016 (by 1.42% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.76% in the West Bank**, while it increased by 0.12% in Jerusalem J1*).

 

The change in CPI in Palestine for October 2016 is traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:

 

Sub Groups

Change

Fresh Vegetables

- 9.69%

Eggs

- 7.54%

Fresh Poultry

- 6.90%

Flour

- 4.33%

Fresh Fruits

- 3.03%

Vegetable Oils

- 1.89%

Potatoes and other Tubers

- 1.07%

Fresh Meat

- 1.05%

Fresh Fish

  + 2.10%

 

 

The CPI during October 2016 decreased by 1.67% compared with October 2015 (by 3.32% in Gaza Strip, by 1.23% in the West Bank**, and by 0.69% in Jerusalem J1*).

 

The CPI during the first Ten months of 2016 slightly decreased by 0.04% compared with the same period of the previous year (by 1.19% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.63% in Gaza Strip, while it increased by 0.10% in the West Bank**).

 

The table below shows the monthly percent change in CPI by Palestinian region for the period January – October 2016:

Month

Monthly Percent Change

Palestine

West Bank**

Gaza Strip

Jerusal-em J1*

Jan.

- 0.66

- 0.64

- 0.70

- 1.67

Feb.

- 0.26

- 0.56

- 0.04

- 0.51

Mar.

+ 0.05

- 0.12

- 0.20

+ 0.92

Apr.

+ 0.28

- 0.26

+ 1.35

- 0.56

May.

- 0.49

- 0.66

- 0.45

- 0.03

Jun.

+ 0.22

+ 0.55

- 0.33

+ 1.75

Jul.

+ 0.07

+ 1.04

- 1.45

+ 0.20

Aug.

+ 0.35

+ 0.66

+ 0.77

- 0.36

Sep.

+ 0.10

- 0.20

- 0.14

+ 0.83

Oct.

- 0.90

- 0.76

- 1.42

+ 0.12

 

 

The consumer price index in Palestine for October 2015 – October 2016

(Base Year 2010=100)

 

 

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  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.

 

 

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