[size=36]Planning announces high inflation rate in Iraq[/size]
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The Ministry of Planning announced, on Monday, a rise in the monthly inflation rate during the month of March, by 0.8%, compared to the previous month of February.
The official spokesman for the ministry, Abdul-Zahra Al-Hindawi, stated that "the annual inflation rate during the month of March, compared to the same month in 2021, increased by (5.2 percent)."
Al-Hindawi added, "The rise in the inflation rate during the month of March was affected by the increase in the prices of a number of departments, including the food and non-alcoholic beverages department, whose prices rose by 1.6 percent, as a result of the increase in the prices of oils and fats by 5.7 percent, and vegetables by 5.7%. (3.7%), fish (5%), fruits (3.7%), meat (1.9%), and bread and cereals increased their prices by (1.5%).
He added, "The prices of the clothing and footwear department rose by 1.9%, while the rate of rise in the restaurants, hotels, goods and services department was 1.5%." Ended 29 / h