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Palestinian price index continues to rise

Aug. 12, 2010 2:27 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 15, 2010 2:16 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Consumer Price Index for July rose by 0.47 percent compared with June, a report issued Thursday by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics said.

Occupied East Jerusalem saw the strongest growth, experiencing a 0.94-percent rise in CPI, while in the West Bank the CPI rose by 0.33 percent. In the Gaza Strip however the CPI fell by 0.11 percent.

The CPI across the occupied Palestinian territories stood at 128.50 in July, which was at 100 at its base year in 2004. Compared with July 2009, the CPI rose by 3.44 percent.

An analysis of consumer price development for June showed the following major expenditure groups:

Expenditure groups which saw an increase in July 2010

-- Alcoholic beverages and tobacco up 7.78 percent

-- Transportation up 0.57 percent

-- Miscellaneous goods and services up 0.52 percent

-- Food and soft drinks up 0.45 percent

-- Recreational, cultural goods, and services up 0.24 percent

-- Restaurants, cafes, and hotels up 0.03 percent

Expenditure groups which saw a decrease in July 2010

-- Medical care down 1.12 percent

-- Housing down 1.08 percent

-- Furniture, household goods down 0.57 percent

-- Textiles, clothing, and footwear down 0.48 percent

-- Communications down 0.03 percent
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