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PCBS: Increase in Consumer Price Index in March 2019

April 14, 2019 12:48 P.M. (Updated: April 15, 2019 11:56 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Palestine during March 2019 increased by 0.85% compared with February 2019, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

PCBS said CPI for Palestine increased by 0.89% in the besieged Gaza Strip, by 0.88% in the occupied West Bank, and by 0.57% in Jerusalem.

The changes in Palestinian CPI for March 2019 is traced back to changes in prices of the following expenditure sub groups compared with previous month:

Compared with March 2018, The Palestinian CPI during March 2019 increased by 1.42%.

CPI increased by 2.20% in the West Bank, by 0.79% in Jerusalem, and by 0.35% in the Gaza Strip.
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