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Consumer price index in Palestine down by 0.73% in 2020 compared to 2019 – PCBS

RAMALLAH, The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during 2020 recorded a decrease by 0.73% compared with 2019, today said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).
The decrease was by 0.90% in the West Bank and by 0.52% in Gaza Strip, while it increased by 0.74% in Jerusalem, it said.
The changes in Palestinian CPI for 2020 were traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure major and subgroups compared with the previous year:
Major and Sub Groups %Change
Liquid Fuel for Car “Petrol” – 10.19%
Fresh Chicken – 7.74%
Fresh Vegetables – 7.15%
Vegetable Oils – 6.37%
Liquid Fuel for Car “Diesel” – 3.76%
Clothing and Footwear – 3.33%
Fresh Fruit – 1.21%
Gas – 1.06%
Dried Vegetables + 10.66%
Eggs + 4.87%
Short Grain Rice + 3.18%
Passenger transport by road + 1.92%

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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