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PCBS | PCBS: The Consumer Price Index During August,08/2015

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Palestinian Consumer Price Index,  August, 2015/08

Increase in the CPI during August 2015 compared with previous month


The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during August 2015 increased by 0.24% compared with July 2015 (by 0.76% in Gaza Strip, while it decreased by 0.37% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.02% in the West Bank).


The CPI during August 2015 increased by 0.42% compared with August 2014 (by 1.19% in the West Bank, 0.73% in Jerusalem J1*, while it decreased by 0.88% in Gaza Strip).


The CPI during the first eight months of 2015 increased by 1.39% compared with the same period of the previous year (by 1.77% in Gaza Strip, 0.86% in the West Bank, and by 0.34% in Jerusalem J1*).


The change in Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Palestine for August 2015 is traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:


Sub Groups


Potatoes and other Tubers

  + 9.27%

Fresh Vegetables

+ 5.47%

Fresh Meat

+ 5.02%

Dried Vegetables

+ 3.62%

Vegetable Oils

+ 2.61%

Fresh Poultry

+ 1.78%

Fresh Fruits

- 11.59%

Liquid Fuel for House

- 5.13%

Liquid Fuel for Cars

- 4.15%


- 3.96%


- 1.09%






The trend line for the consumer price index  in Palestine for August 2014 – August 2015

(Base Year 2010=100)




Jerusalem J1*:  those parts of Jerusalem which were annexed by Israel in 1967

The data of West Bank doesn't cover Jerusalem J1*.


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