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“Statistics”: The consumer price index fell by 1.91% in April


Ramallah – Ma’an – The results of a periodic survey by the Central Bureau of Statistics, issued today, Tuesday, showed a decrease in the consumer price index in Palestine during April, by 1.91%, compared to the previous March, as a result of its decline in the Gaza Strip, despite its increase in the West Bank.

The Central Bureau of Statistics said that the index across the Palestinian territories decreased in April by 1.91% compared to the previous March, by 5.42%, despite price levels remaining higher than their previous rates due to the Israeli aggression for all basic goods in the Strip, despite their increase in the West Bank by 0.45. %, and by 0.44% in East Jerusalem.

The “Statistics” attributed the decrease in the price index in Palestine to a decline in the prices of sugar substitutes and other sugars by 71.55%, the prices of eggs by 42.91%, the prices of dried vegetables by 37.33%, the prices of vegetable oils by 21.02%, the prices of fresh fruits by 10.06%, and the prices of fresh vegetables. by 9.
07%, potato prices by 7.27%, bread prices by 2.54%, and cereal flour prices by 1.69%, despite the increase in fresh meat prices by 5.13%, and fresh chicken prices by 4.16%.

On an annual basis, the consumer price index increased during April by 33.54% compared to the corresponding month of last year, by 153.32% in the Gaza Strip, 4.20% in East Jerusalem, and 2.53% in the rest of the West Bank.

Geographically, the consumer price index in the Gaza Strip decreased (by 5.42%) in April, as a result of a decline in sugar substitutes and other sugars by 80.73%, semolina by 54.71%, eggs by 51.02%, baby food by 50%, and vegetable oils by 41.41%. Dried vegetables by 41.24%, gas by 40.09%, bulgur by 34.29%, pasta by 33.06%, tea by 30.30%, canned vegetables by 29.45%, coffee by 27.19%, freekeh by 25%, fresh fruits by 18.60%, and bread by 14.41%, fresh vegetables 13.17%, mineral water 11.54%, potatoes 7.69%, and gasoline 4.29%.

On the other hand, the consumer price index in the West Bank (excluding Jerusalem) increased
during April by 0.45%, compared to March. This is due in particular to the increase in fresh chicken prices by 7.14%, gasoline prices by 2.88%, and fresh meat prices by 2.01. %, and the prices of fresh fruits by 1.34%, despite the decrease in potato prices by 7.28%, the prices of dried vegetables by 7.00%, the prices of eggs by 3.97%, the prices of fresh vegetables by 3.45%, and the prices of diesel by 1.54%.

In East Jerusalem, the consumer price index recorded an increase of 0.44% during the month of April compared to the month of March, as a result of an increase in the prices of fresh fruits by 4.13%, the prices of fresh chicken by 1.86%, the prices of diesel by 2.72%, and the prices of gasoline by 2.51%. Although the prices of dried vegetables decreased by 28.44%, and the prices of fresh vegetables decreased by 6.90%.

Source: Maan News Agency