Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

 

Decrease in the Consumer Price Index during May, 05/2017

 

 

The overall CPI for Palestine during May 2017 decreased by 0.84% compared with April 2017 (by 1.62% in Gaza Strip, by 0.50% in the West Bank**, and by 0.17% in Jerusalem J1*).

 

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

 

Sub Groups

Percent Change

Potatoes and other Tubers

- 11.04%

Dried Vegetables

- 10.61%

Fresh Vegetables

- 7.53%

Eggs

- 7.26%

Fresh Fruit

- 6.13%

Gas

- 4.11%

Fresh Meat

- 1.31%

Liquid Fuel for House

+ 1.41%

Liquid Fuel for Cars

+ 1.02%

 

The Palestinian CPI during May 2017 increased by 0.50% compared with May 2016 (by 3.45% in Jerusalem J1*, by 1.04% in the West Bank**, while it decreased by 0.38% in Gaza Strip).

 

The Palestinian CPI during the first five months of 2017 increased by 0.67% compared with the same period of the previous year (by 3.33% in Jerusalem J1*, by 0.96% in the West Bank**, and by 0.20% in Gaza Strip).

 

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

January – May 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

May.

- 0.84

- 0.50

- 1.62

- 0.17

 

  

 

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 the 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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