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PCBS | PCBS: The Palestinian Producer Price Index, 10/2012

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

 Palestinian Producer Price Index, October,10/2012


Decrease in the PPI during October 2012



The overall Producer Price1 Index (PPI) for the Palestinian Territory with its base month (January 2011=100) reached 103.04 in October 2012, it decreased by 1.76% compared to September 2012.


Producer Price Index for exported products (January 2011=100) reached 105.35 in October 2012, which indicates a decrease by 0.11% compared to September 2012. 


Producer Price Index for locally consumed products (January 2011=100) reached 102.81 in October 2012, which indicates a decrease by 1.92% compared to September 2012.


The changes of Producer Price Index for October 2012 is traced back to changes in prices of following major activities compared to the previous month:




Major Groups


Agriculture goods:

- 4.83%


- 2.05%

Mining and quarrying:


Manufacturing group:

+ 0.02%



The trend line for the Producer Price Index in the Palestinian Territory, for the period: January 2011 - October 2012 (Base Month January 2011=100)






1 The producer’s price is the amount receivable by the producer from the purchaser for a unit of a good or service produced as output minus any VAT, or similar deductible tax, invoiced to the purchaser. The producer’s prices exclude any transport charges invoiced separately by the producer.