Slight decrease in Consumer Price Index during February – statistics bureau

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during February slightly decreased by 0.07% compared with January, today said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

The decrease was by 0.37% in the Gaza Strip and by 0.13% in Jerusalem, while it slightly increased by 0.04% in the West Bank.

The Palestinian CPI during February increased by 1.24% compared with February 2019. It increased by 3.59% in Jerusalem, by 1.13% in the West Bank, and by 0.23% in Gaza Strip.

The changes in Palestinian CPI for February 2020 were traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:

Sub Groups

Percent Change

Fresh Vegetables

– 5.85%

Potatoes and other Tubers

– 4.43%

Liquid Fuel for Car “Petrol”

– 2.35%

Dried Vegetables

+14.58%

Fresh Fruit

+ 6.42%

Gas

+ 2.32%

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency