RAMALLAH, Thursday, July 14, 2022 (WAFA) – The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during June 2022 increased by 0.38%, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).
PCBS said in a press statement that the increase in the CPI resulted from the increase in the prices of fuel, eggs, chicken and bread, despite the decrease in the prices of fresh vegetables and fruits during the same month.
It added that the overall CPI during June 2022 recorded an increase by 0.38% compared with May 2022 (0.41% in the West Bank, 0.31% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.31% in Jerusalem J1).
The changes in Palestinian CPI during June 2022 were traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month: gas (+ 6.26%), liquid fuel for car "petrol" (+ 5.56%), eggs (+ 5.25%), fresh chicken (+ 4.89%), bread (+ 4.78%), flour of cereals "white flour" (+ 4.75%), vegetable oils (+ 3.81%), fresh meat (+ 1.39%), education services (+ 1.26%), rice (+ 0.97%), dried vegetables (+ 0.82%), fresh vegetables (- 20.53%), fresh fruit (- 11.40%), and potatoes and other tubers (- 3.24%).
The Palestinian CPI during June 2022 increased by 4.47% compared with June 2021 (4.82% in Jerusalem J1, 4.57% in the West Bank, and by 3.91% in Gaza Strip).