Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

 

Decrease in the Consumer Price Index during April, 04/2017

 

 

The overall CPI for Palestine during April 2017 decreased by 0.50% compared with March 2017 (by 1.01% in the West Bank**, while it increased by 0.61% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.13% in Gaza Strip).

 

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

 

Sub Groups

Change

Fresh Poultry

- 15.96%

Eggs

- 6.59%

Dried Vegetables

- 5.80%

Fresh Vegetables

- 4.76%

Liquid Fuel for House

- 3.24%

Liquid Fuel for Cars

- 2.66%

Gas

- 2.04%

Fresh Fruit

+ 16.90%

Fresh Fish

+ 2.73%

Fresh Meat

+ 1.48%

 

The Palestinian CPI during April 2017 increased by 0.86% compared with April 2016 (by 3.59% in Jerusalem J1*, by 0.88% in the West Bank**, and by 0.80% in Gaza Strip).

 

The Palestinian CPI during the first four months of 2017 increased by 0.72% compared with the same period of the previous year (by 3.30% in Jerusalem J1*, by 0.94% in the West Bank**, and by 0.35% in Gaza Strip).

 

The table below shows monthly percent change in CPI by region for the period

January – April 2017:

 

 

Month

Monthly Percent Change

Palestine

West Bank**

Gaza Strip

Jerusal-em J1*

Jan.

+ 0.14

+ 0.03

+ 0.38

+ 1.02

Feb.

+ 0.62

+ 0.78

+ 0.40

+ 0.35

Mar.

+ 1.08

+ 0.22

+ 2.33

- 0.70

Apr.

- 0.50

- 1.01

+ 0.13

+ 0.61

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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

 

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