PCBS: Increase in the Industrial Production Index (IPI) during November

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) in a press release on Thursday said that the overall IPI in Palestine reached 109.18 during November 2018 with an increase of 2.43% compared to October 2018 (Base Month December 2015 = 100).

The report showed that the IPI for November 2018 increased due to the increase in the activities of Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply by 19.53% which had a share of 11.98% of the total industry, the activities of Mining and Quarrying by 18.39% which had a share of 4.06% of the total industry, and the activities of Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation by 5.90% which had a share of 0.78% of the total industry, while the activities of Manufacturing Industry decreased by 0.14% which had a share of 83.19% of the total industry.

The table shows monthly percent changes in IPI for the period

 January – November 2018:

MonthMonthly Percent Change (%)
  January7.29 –
  February1.03 –
  March4.81 +
  April3.34 –
  May3.16 –
  June5.22 –
  July12.08 +
  August2.35 –
September7.68 +
October3.06 –
November2.43 +

 The trend line of the Industrial Production Index in Palestine, for the period:              November 2017 – November 2018

(Base Month December 2015 = 100)

Note: Relative weight for the main industrial activities represents the percentage distribution of value added for the industrial activities in 2013.