January 2017


Main reports: The Prime Minister’s Office, in cooperation with the National Population Committee and the United Nations Population Fund, released on 10 December 2016 the “Palestine 2030 – Demographic Change: Opportunities for Development” report, which provides demographic projections up to 2050.

The Palestinian Ministry of Finance announced on 29 December 2016, that all renewable energy equipment will be exempt from customs duties starting 1 January 2017.

A shipment of Jordanian vegetables entered directly to the Palestinian market without the mediation of Israel for the first time on 29 December 2016.

In December, the Al-Quds index increased by 1.43% from the previous month, reaching 530.16 points on the last day of trading in 2016.