New figures by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) showed that the overall CPI for Palestine during April 2019 increased by 0.85% compared with March 2019 (by 1.09% in the West Bank**, by 0.76% in Jerusalem J1*, and with a slight increase by 0.07% in Gaza Strip).
The changes in Palestinian CPI for April 2019 is traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:
|Sub Groups||Percent Change|
|Fresh Fruit||+ 17.79%|
|Fresh Chicken||+ 9.50%|
|Fresh Vegetables||+ 3.03%|
|Liquid Fuel for Car “Petrol”||+ 2.64%|
|Fresh Meat||+ 2.27%|
|Potatoes and other Tubers||+ 1.53%|
|Dried Vegetables||– 23.86%|
The Palestinian CPI during April 2019 increased by 1.96% compared with April 2018 (by 2.74% in the West Bank**, by 0.84% in Jerusalem J1*, and by 0.74% in Gaza Strip).
Reliance on the new version of the Classification of Individual Consumption according to Purpose COICOP – 2018 issued by the United Nation Statistic Division (UNSD), to classify major groups, commodities’ and services consumed.