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Increase in Consumer Price Index during February 2021

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during February 2021 increased by 0.33 percent compared with January 2021, today said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

Occupied Jerusalem registered an increase in CPI by 0.51 percent, while the West Bank registered a 0.46 percent increase. In the Gaza Strip, CPI decreased by 0.20 percent.

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

Sub Groups

Percent Change

Fresh Chicken

+ 5.32%

Liquid Fuel for Car “Petrol”

+ 3.51%

Fish, Live, Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen

+ 2.50%

Fresh Fruit

+ 1.77%

Fresh Meat

+ 1.33%

Vegetable Oil

+ 1.28%

Eggs

+ 0.83%

Potatoes and other Tubers

– 8.09%

Fresh Vegetables

– 1.76%

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

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