Wed 29 Mar 2023 11:39 am - Jerusalem Time
Statistics: Producer prices increased by 2.47% last month
The Central Statistical Organization said that the general index for producer prices recorded an increase of 2.47% during the month of February, compared to the previous month, and the general index reached 108.45, compared to 105.84 during January 2023.
The Census indicated, in a press release today, Wednesday, that the producer price index for locally consumed commodities from local production recorded an increase of 2.63%. 2019 = 100).
The producer price index for domestically exported commodities increased by 1.03%, and the PPI for domestically exported commodities reached 109.55 2023, compared to 108.43 in January 2023 (base year 2019 = 100).
The prices of commodities produced by the activity of agriculture, forestry and fishing increased by 7.62%, the relative importance of which constitutes 29.94% of the product basket, as a result of the increase in the prices of commodities within the activity of non-permanent crop cultivation by 13.79%. The average price of each of; Cauliflower 1.61 shekels/kg, cabbage 1.51 shekels/kg, greenhouse cucumber 2.77 shekels/kg, small zucchini 2.58 shekels/kg, eggplant 2.20 shekels/kg, thin green beans 3.18 shekels/kg, green hot pepper 5 shekels/kg , green onions with leaves 6.78 shekels/kg, dry garlic 2.93 shekels/kg, and dry onions 1.64 shekels/kg, despite the decrease in the average price of each of; Green peas 3.76 shekels/kg, green beans 1.72 shekels/kg, and tomatoes 1.74 shekels/kg.
The prices of commodities within the animal production activity increased by 4.95%. The average price of each of; Fresh eggs 16.74 shekels/2kg, large live broiler chicken 10.54 shekels/kg, live baladi goats 30.95 shekels/kg, and live baladi sheep 29.22 shekels/kg.
The prices of commodities within the activity of growing permanent, perennial crops increased by 2.06%. The average price of each of; Small clementines amounted to 1.96 shekels/kg, oranges 1.99 shekels/kg, and strawberries 4.78 shekels/kg.
While the prices of commodities within the fishing activity decreased by 6.51%.
The prices of water supply, sanitation activities, and waste management and treatment increased by 3.74%, with a relative importance of 1.50% of the product basket.
The prices of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supplies increased by 2.13%, the relative importance of which constitutes 8.23% of the product basket.
The prices of mining and quarrying industry products increased by 0.55%, with a relative importance of 1.41% of the product basket.
The prices of commodities produced by the activities of the manufacturing industries increased by 0.11%, the relative importance of which constitutes 58.92% of the product basket, due to the increase in the prices of commodities produced within the following activities; Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products by 3.30%, manufacture of basic iron and steel by 2.31%, manufacture of grain mill products by 2.13%, and manufacture of shaped metal products except for machinery and equipment by 1.36%, despite the decrease in the prices of manufacturing vegetable and animal oils and fats by 1.04%, and the prices of manufacturing items of concrete, cement and plaster by 0.31%.