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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
7 September 2004
TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Geneva, 4–15 October 2004
Item 8 (b) of the provisional agenda
REPORT ON UNCTAD'S ASSISTANCE TO THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
Prepared by the UNCTAD secretariat
The sources for table 1 should read as follows:
: Historical data from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics; data for 2002–2003 are estimated by the UNCTAD secretariat on the basis of recently released PCBS trade data, and growth estimates from the PA MoF (
which agree with those of the IMF (2003).
Israeli trade data are obtained from the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics of the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics.
* All data exclude east Jerusalem.
** Unemployment rates include discouraged workers following the relaxed definition of unemployment.
§ Total Palestinian and Israeli trade data refer to goods, and non-factor and factor services.
Paragraph 17, line 7:
"reduced closure policy"