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PCBS | PCBS: The Industrial Production Index , March, 03/2017

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)


Increase in the Industrial Production Index in Palestine During March, 03/2017



The overall IPI in Palestine reached 111.58 during March 2017 with an increase of 8.08% compared to the previous month (Base Month December 2015 = 100).


IPI for March 2017 increased due to the increase in the activity of Mining and Quarrying by 14.49% which had a share of 4.06% of the total industry, the activity of Manufacturing Industry by 10.54% which had a share of 83.19% of the total industry, and the activities of Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation by 8.89% which had a share of 0.78% of the total industry, while the activity of Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply decreased by 9.86% which had a share of 11.98% of the total industry.


The table below shows monthly percent change in IPI for the period January – March 2017:


Percent Change


4.80 +


6.11 -


8.08 +




Data collection of Industrial Production Index survey  was funded by the European Union.



·         Relative share for the main industrial activities represents the percentage distribution of value added for the industrial activities in 2013.