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Consumer prices continued to increase in April for the fourth consecutive month

RAMALLAH, Thursday, May 12, 2022 (WAFA) - The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during April recorded an increase by 1.08% compared with March, today said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

The increase was 1.26% in the West Bank, 0.78% in Jerusalem, and 0.72% in Gaza Strip.

The increase, said the PCBS, was a result of the increase in the prices of fresh chicken, fresh vegetables, fruit, and fuel.

The Palestinian CPI during April 2022 increased by 3.78% compared with April 2021, an increase of 4.31% in Jerusalem, 4.30% in the Gaza Strip, and 3.51% in the West Bank.

The changes in Palestinian CPI for April 2022 were traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure subgroups compared with the previous month:

Sub Groups

Percent Change

Fresh Chicken

+ 10.32%

Fresh Vegetables

+ 10.16%

Liquid Fuel for Car



+ 5.80%


+ 3.28%

Fresh Fruit

+ 3.79%

Fresh meat

+ 1.93%

Dried Vegetables

- 9.03%


- 7.33%

Potatoes and other Tubers

- 3.56%


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