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PCBS | PCBS: The Industrial Production Index, May,05/2017

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

 Decrease in the Industrial Production Index (IPI) in Palestine During May, 05/2017

 The overall IPI in Palestine reached 103.97 during May 2017 with a decrease of 0.49% compared to the previous month (Base Month December 2015 = 100).

 IPI for May 2017 decreased due to the decrease in the activity of Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply by 6.36% which had a share of 11.98% of the total industry, the activity of Mining and Quarrying by 5.67% which had a share of 4.06% of the total industry, and the activities of Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation by 3.75% which had a share of 0.78% of the total industry, while the activity of Manufacturing Industry increased by 0.33% which had a share of 83.19% of the total industry.

 The table below shows monthly percent changes in IPI for the period January – May 2017:


Percent Change


4.80 +


6.11 -


8.08 +


6.36 -


0.49 -


The trend line of the Industrial Production Index in Palestine, for the period:

May 2016 - May 2017 (Base Month December 2015=100)

 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.