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Increase in the Consumer Price Index by less than half percentage point during September - PCBS

Increase in the Consumer Price Index by less than half percentage point during September - PCBS
Consumer Price Index.

RAMALLAH, Thursday, October 14, 2021 (WAFA) - The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine increased during September by 0.43% compared with August, today said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

The increase was by 0.53% in the West Bank, by 0.47% in Jerusalem, and by 0.12% in Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian CPI during September 2021 increased by 1.72% compared with September 2020, and increase by 2.60% in Jerusalem, by 1.72% in the West Bank, and by 1.18% in Gaza Strip.

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

Sub Groups

Percent Change

Eggs

+ 17.61%

Fresh Vegetables

+ 9.48%

Fresh Chicken

+ 4.04%

Dried Vegetables

+ 2.70%

Potatoes and other Tubers

- 2.39%

Fresh Meat

- 1.10%

Fresh Fruit

- 0.96%

M.K.

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