January 14, 2022

PCBS: Increase in Consumer Price Index in Palestine during 2021 by 1.24%

categories : finance & economy

RAMALLAH, Thursday, January 13, 2022 (WAFA) - The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during 2021 recorded an Increase by 1.24% compared with 2020, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

PCBS pointed that CPI increased by 1.95% in Jerusalem J1, 1.41% in the West Bank, and 0.27% in Gaza Strip.

The changes in Palestinian CPI for 2021 were traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure major and sub groups compared with previous year:

Major and Sub Groups

%Change

Transport

+ 4.39%

Liquid Fuel for Car 'Petrol'

+ 12.05%

Liquid Fuel for Car 'Diesel'

+ 8.62%

Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels

+ 3.65%

Actual Rentals for Housing

+ 10.51%

Gas

+ 5.92%

Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

+ 0.86%

Vegetable Oils

+ 8.68%

Fresh Chicken

+ 6.72%

Other Sugar and Sugar Substitutes

+ 3.95%

Fresh Meat

+ 3.25%

Potatoes and Other Tubers

- 9.60%

Dried Vegetables

- 8.19%

Eggs

- 5.39%

Fresh Vegetables

- 2.02%

Rice

- 1.73%

It should be noted that due to COVID-19 pandemic and inability to conduct face-to-face interview, data for CPI was collected using mobile phones in all of the interviews across Palestinian governorates.

It should be noted as well that data with regards to Jerusalem represent those parts of Jerusalem, which were annexed by Israeli Occupation in 1967. Data with regards to the West Bank exclude those parts of Jerusalem, which were annexed by Israeli Occupation in 1967.

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