Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Increase in the Consumer Price Index during September, 09/2017


Increase in the CPI during September 2017

The overall CPI for Palestine during September 2017 increased by 0.65% compared with August 2017 (by 1.39% in Gaza Strip, by 0.28% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.14% in the West Bank**).

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

Sub Groups

Percent Change %

Fresh Vegetables

+ 18.17%

Dried Vegetables

+ 8.74%

Fresh Fruit

+ 6.48%

Potatoes and other Tubers

+ 4.80%

Gas

+ 4.16%

Liquid Fuel for Cars

+ 0.67%

Fresh Poultry

- 8.22%

Eggs

- 4.07%

Fresh Fish

- 3.34%



The Palestinian CPI during September 2017 decreased by 0.14% compared with September 2016 (by 0.83% in the West Bank**, while it increased by 1.34% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.27% in Gaza Strip).

The Palestinian CPI during the first nine months of 2017 increased by 0.10% compared with the same period of the previous year (by 2.47% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.14% in the West Bank**, while it decreased by 0.27% in Gaza Strip).

The table below shows monthly percent changes in CPI by region for the period January – September 2017:

Month

Monthly Percent Change

Palestine

West Bank**

Gaza Strip

Jerusal-em J1*

January

+ 0.14

+ 0.03

+ 0.38

+ 1.02

February

+ 0.62

+ 0.78

+ 0.40

+ 0.35

March

+ 1.08

+ 0.22

+ 2.33

- 0.70

April

- 0.50

- 1.01

+ 0.13

+ 0.61

May

- 0.84

- 0.50

- 1.62

- 0.17

June

- 0.96

- 0.90

- 1.61

- 0.29

July

- 0.15

+ 0.36

- 0.58

- 0.13

August

+ 0.56

+ 0.57

+ 0.31

+ 0.47

September

+ 0.65

+ 0.14

+ 1.39

+ 0.28


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.

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

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