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Consumer Price Index down by less than half percentage point in June – PCBS

 

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (WAFA) - Decrease in the prices of basic food commodities within food groups pushed the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine to decrease by 0.47% during June compared with May, today said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

The decrease was by 1.18% in Gaza Strip, 0.31% in the West Bank, and 0.06% in Jerusalem.

The Palestinian CPI during June decreased by 1.95% compared with June 2019, a decrease by 1.98% in the West Bank, 1.97% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.93% in Jerusalem.

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

Sub Groups

Percent Change

Dried Vegetables

- 14.15%

Fresh Fruit

- 7.92%

Fresh Vegetables

- 4.89%

Potatoes and other Tubers

- 2.91%

Fish, Live, Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen

-2.36%

Fresh Chicken

- 1.51%

Eggs

- 1.33%

Gas

- 1.10%

Liquid Fuel for Car " Petrol "

+ 8.86%

Liquid Fuel for Car " Diesel "

+7.57%

 

M.K.

 

 

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