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PCBS | PCBS: The Consumer Price Index During, October, 10/2021


Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)


October,10/2021 Witnessed a Sharp Increase in the Prices of Fresh Chicken and a Sharp Decrease in the Prices of Fresh Vegetables



The overall CPI for Palestine during October 2021 Recorded a slight Increase by 0.08% compared with September 2021 (by 0.18% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.13% in the West Bank**, while it decreased by 0.29% in Jerusalem J1*).   


The changes in Palestinian CPI for October 2021 were traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:


Sub Groups

Percent Change

Fresh Chicken

+ 6.59%

Liquid Fuel for Car "Petrol"

+ 1.88%

Liquid Fuel for Car "Diesel"

+ 1.78%

Dried Vegetables

+ 1.72%


+ 1.56%

Flour of Cereals (Flour)

+ 1.50%

Vegetable Oil

+ 1.45%

Fresh Vegetables

- 9.95%


- 3.86%

Fresh Fruit

- 3.58%

Fresh Meat

- 0.84%

Potatoes and other Tubers

- 0.77%


The Palestinian CPI during October 2021 increased by 1.28% compared with October 2020 (by 1.95% in Jerusalem J1*, by 1.46% in the West Bank**, and by 0.31% in Gaza Strip).


Notice for Users:

·      Due to COVID-19 pandemic and inability to conduct face-to-face interview, data for Consumer Price Index has been collected using mobile phones, in all of the Palestinian Governorates’ interviews.



*Data represent those parts of Jerusalem, which were annexed by Israeli Occupation in 1967.

**Data exclude those parts of Jerusalem, which were annexed by Israeli Occupation in 1967.

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