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Stability in the Consumer Price Index in August – statistics bureau

Stability in the Consumer Price Index in August – statistics bureau

RAMALLAH, Monday, September 14, 2020 (WAFA) - The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during August slightly increased by 0.03% compared with July, today said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

The CPI increased by 0.29% in Jerusalem, and by 0.20% in Gaza Strip, while it slightly decreased by 0.08% in the West Bank.

When compared with August 2019, CPI during August 2020 decreased by 2.42%, it said.

The decrease was by 2.67% in the West Bank, by 2.10% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.45% in Jerusalem.

The changes in Palestinian CPI for August were traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure subgroups compared with the previous month:

Sub Groups

Percent Change

Fresh Chicken

+ 2.83%

Fish, Live, Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen

+ 2.78%

Potatoes and other Tubers

+ 2.40%

Gas

+ 1.84%

Eggs

- 6.48%

Fresh Fruit

- 1.78%

Dried Vegetables

- 0.53%

Fresh Vegetables

- 0.44%

M.K.

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