[size=36]Last October, the inflation rate in Iraq rose by 0.4%.[/size]
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The Ministry of Planning announced, on Thursday, an increase in the inflation rate for the month of October last by (0.4%), compared to the previous month of September, while the annual inflation rate also witnessed a rise by (6.8%), compared to the month of October. From 2020.
The Ministry’s official spokesman, Abdul-Zahra Al-Hindawi, said in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that the Central Bureau of Statistics in the Ministry of Planning continues its digital monitoring of price movement in the Iraqi local markets, and the qualitative report of the consumer price index for the month showed Last October, an increase in the monthly and annual inflation rate.
And he indicated that the commodity aggregates that had the highest increase in monthly prices, which had an impact on the rate of inflation, were represented by the miscellaneous goods and services department, whose prices witnessed an increase by (4.2%), affected by the relative rise in gold prices, and the health department prices recorded an increase by ( 0.9%), and the prices of the fixtures, home equipment and maintenance section increased by (0.5%), as a result of the increase in the group of furniture and fixtures by (0.8%), and the group of household appliances by (0.3%).
Al-Hindawi pointed out that the prices of the sections of food, non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment and culture, recorded a slight increase, amounting to (0.2%), attributing the increase in the prices of the food section to the increase in meat prices by (2.3%), the group of bread and cereals by (0.9%), and the group of milk and cheese. and eggs by 0.2%, while the prices of the two groups of oils, fats, sugar and sugar products increased by (0.1%), while the education department recorded an increase by (0.1%).
The monthly inflation rate for the month of September rose by (0.7%). compared to August. Ended 29/A 4