Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Increase in the Industrial Production Index (IPI) in Palestine During August, 08/2017

The overall IPI in Palestine reached 124.42 during August 2017 with an increase of 16.97% compared to the previous month (Base Month December 2015 = 100).

IPI for August 2017 increased due to the high increase in the activities of Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply by 169.94% which had a share of 11.98% of the total industry, the high increase in the activities of Mining and Quarrying by 50.00% which had a share of 4.06% of the total industry, the activities of Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation  also increased by 13.35% which had a share of 0.78% of the total industry, and the activities of Manufacturing Industry increased by 6.74% which had a share of 83.19% of the total industry.

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


Month

Monthly Percent Change %

January

+ 4.80

February

- 6.11

March

+ 8.08

April

- 6.36

May

- 0.49

June

- 11.23

July

+ 15.25

August

+ 16.97



NB:
1.Relative share for the main industrial activities represents the percentage distribution of value added for the industrial activities in 2013.
2.Data collection of Industrial Production Index survey was funded by the European Union
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