The Ministry of Planning on Tuesday, report the price increase in Iraq by 5%, while noting that the inflation index also rose during the month of April.
The spokesman of the ministry Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi said in a statement received by Alsumaria News, a copy of it, “The Central Bureau of Statistics completed the report of the figures for the prices of the property for the month of April 2017, the adoption of 2012 base year of the calculation instead of 2007 as the year that the implementation of the socio-economic survey of the family In Iraq, a year represented by changes in the level of living for the family and the structure of household consumption and economic situation in the country by about a year, “noting that” the survey of prices for the month of April and included for the first time Salah al-Din after a stop since June 2014, while not include the provinces of Anbar and Nineveh Because of the prevailing conditions.”
Al-Hindawi added that “the rise in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages came as a result of the high prices of bread and cereals by (0.5%) due to the high prices of rice and the increase in the prices of vegetables group by (13%) due to higher prices of tomatoes and higher prices of sugar, sugar and non- (0.1%) each, “adding that” the prices of meat and fish saw a decline in prices ranged between (0.7%) and (1.2%), and the prices of groups of milk, cheese, eggs, oils, fats and fruits and other food products as well as clothing and shoes, (0.7%) and (2.5%)”.
“Prices of housing and tobacco increased by 0.3-0.4 percent. The prices of equipment, furniture, household equipment, health, transport, communication, education and restaurants were also slightly lower in prices by 0.5 percent,” he said. Entertainment, culture, goods and services at their prices.”
He attributed the rise in the annual inflation rate during the month of April compared to the same month of the previous year in 2016 and by 1% to the increase in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages by 0.6% and the increase in prices of the tobacco section by 6% (2.5%), “pointing out that” the index of consumer prices reached during the month of April (105.1%), reflecting the general price increase rate (5.1%) compared to 2012.”
He pointed out that “the basic inflation rate witnessed a decline during the month of April by (0.2%), and rose by the same percentage compared to April 2016.”
The Central Agency for Statistics and Information Technology announced earlier that it will start using the mechanization in collecting the different prices and at specific times in place of the paper form in force previously, stressing that this will contribute to the speed of collection and accuracy of prices and correct the calculation in case of errors.