Iraq inflation index rises 3 percent

Posted: January 13, 2014 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics

Planning: the annual inflation index rose by 3% and stability for the past month
Monday, January 13, 2014

The Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation, on Monday, a rise in the annual inflation index for 2013 to 3%, noting that inflation month of December, last year witnessed stable. said the spokesman of the Ministry of Planning Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi said in an interview for “Alsumaria News “,”

The Central Bureau of Statistics of the Ministry of Planning completed the inflation report for the month of December 2013 on the basis of field data collection for prices of goods and services components of the consumer basket of selected sample of sales outlets in all governorates of Iraq, “noting that” these rates are calculated from the goods and services which include food, rent, transportation, communications, health, education and other than Iktnyh consumer. ”

Hindawi said that “indicators of annual inflation in 2013 rose to a record 3% due to higher prices of some materials, especially food, which amounted to 6% at the level of Iraq, in addition to the rise in the Department of Housing and by more than 3%, “adding that” the Index Department of Housing is still greatly affects the high and low inflation. ”

He Hindawi that “monthly inflation for December last year witnessed a stable where he scored inflation index rose very slightly and was down 0.1%.” It is noteworthy that the Central for Statistics and Information Technology, specialized operations statistics different at the level of the country, and most important work to do censuses of population and housing, and to do statistical operations on all areas (agricultural, industrial, etc.), in addition to the collection, consolidation and preparation, analysis and summarize the results of statistical operations in whole or in part.

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