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An increase by less than 0.3% in the consumer price index in Palestine during August compared to July - PCBS

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (WAFA) - The overall consumer price index (CPI) for Palestine during August recorded an increase by 0.29% compared with July, today said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

The increase was by 0.59% in the Gaza Strip, by 0.23% in the West Bank, and by 0.15% in Jerusalem.

The CPI during August increased by 2.55% compared with August 2020, an increase by 2.64% in the Gaza Strip, by 2.57% in Jerusalem, and by 2.52% in the West Bank.

The changes in the 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 Vegetables

+ 16.83%

Potatoes and other Tubers

+ 9.20%

Liquid Fuel for Car "Diesel"

+ 3.85%

Eggs

+ 3.65%

Dried Vegetables

+ 2.47%

Vegetable Oil

+ 2.25%

Liquid Fuel for Car "Petrol"

+ 1.49%

Fresh Chicken

- 4.37%

Fresh Fruit

- 1.14%

Gas

- 0.53%

 

M.K.

 

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