Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) During March, 03/2021
The overall CPI for Palestine during March 2021 Recorded an Increase by 0.39% compared with February 2021 (by 0.52% in Jerusalem J1*, by 0.44% in the West Bank**, and by 0.15% in Gaza Strip).
The changes in Palestinian CPI for March 2021were 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%|
|Fresh Meat||+ 1.49%|
|Potatoes and other Tubers||– 3.65%|
|Fresh Chicken||– 3.11%|
|Fish, Live, Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen
The Palestinian CPI during March 2021 decreased by 0.53% compared with March 2020 (by 1.49% in Gaza Strip, and by 0.42% in the West Bank**, while it increased by 0.52% in Jerusalem J1*).
Notice for Users:
- Due to COVID-19 pandemic and inability to conduct face-to-face interview, data for Consumer Price Index has been collected using mobile phones, in all of the Palestinian Governorates’ interviews.
*Data represent those parts of Jerusalem, which were annexed by Israeli Occupation in 1967.
**Data exclude those parts of Jerusalem, which were annexed by Israeli Occupation in 1967.
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