The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Palestinian territory with 2004 as a base year (2004=100) reached 133.49 in September 2011, said a Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics press release Thursday.
CPI increased by 0.71% compared to August 2011 and by 2.15% compared to September 2010.
The change in CPI for September 2011 is traced to changes in prices of major expenditures in comparison to August: miscellaneous goods and services increased by 2.43%, education by 1.43%, housing by 1.36%, food and soft drinks by0.92%, restaurants, cafes and hotels by 0.68% and transportation by 0.67%.
Meanwhile, prices of furniture and household goods dropped by 0.74%, and textiles, clothing and footwear by 0.40%.
The changes in CPI at different geographical levels in comparison to the previous month amount to 0.88% in the West Bank, 0.15% in Jerusalem and 0.97% in the Gaza Strip.