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Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.39% in March 2021, says PCBS

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 (WAFA) – The overall Consumer Price Index for Palestine during March 2021 increased by 0.39% compared with February 2021, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).
PCBS said in a press statement that the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during March 2021 recorded an increase by 0.39% compared with February 2021, most specifically by 0.52% in Jerusalem, by 0.44% in the West Bank, and by 0.15% in Gaza Strip.
The changes in Palestinian CPI for March 2021 were traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:
Sub Groups Percent Change
Fresh Vegetables + 4.74%
Liquid Fuel for Car “Petrol” + 3.66%
Fresh Fruit + 3.29%
Vegetable Oil + 1.59%
Eggs + 1.51%
Fresh Meat + 1.49%
Potatoes and other Tubers – 3.65%
Fresh Chicken – 3.11%
Fish, Live, Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen
– 2.34%

However, the Palestinian CPI during March 2021 decreased by 0.53% compared with March 2020, specifically by 1.49% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.42% in the West Bank, while it increased by 0.52% in Jerusalem.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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