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PCBS | PCBS: The Industrial Production Index ,April, 04/2017


Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)


Decrease in the Industrial Production Index in Palestine During April, 04/2017



The overall IPI in Palestine reached 104.48 during April 2017 with a decrease of 6.36% compared to the previous month (Base Month December 2015 = 100).


IPI for April 2017 decreased due to the decrease in the activity of Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply by 37.73% which had a share of 11.98% of the total industry, and the activity of Manufacturing Industry by 3.30% which had a share of 83.19% of the total industry, while the activity of Mining and Quarrying increased by 9.02% which had a share of 4.06% of the total industry, and the activities of Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation by 5.11% which had a share of 0.78% of the total industry.


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


Percent Change


4.80 +


6.11 -


8.08 +


6.36 -



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


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