Decrease in the Wholesale Price Index during the first quarter of 2021 – PCBS

RAMALLAH, The overall Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in Palestine decreased in the first quarter of 2021 by 0.64% compared with the fourth quarter of 2020, today said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

WPI for local products decreased by 1.52% compared with the fourth quarter of 2020.

However, WPI for imported products increase by 0.27% compared with the fourth quarter of 2020.

WPI for the first quarter of 2021 decreased due to the decrease in the activities of Fishing by 10.11%, the activities of Manufacturing by 0.79%, the activities of Agriculture by 0.29%, and the activities of Mining and Quarrying by 0.15%, said the PCBS.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency