Monthly and annual inflation index in Iraq recorded a slight rise

25/09/2016 13:49

Long-Presse / Baghdad

The Iraqi Ministry of Planning, on Sunday, registering a slight increase in the monthly and annual inflation index, as confirmed near the end of the survey measures the poverty index, it has indicated it still relies on the previous unemployment indicators.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Planning Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi said in an interview with (long-Presse), said that "inflation rates during the months of July and August witnessed a state of stability as recorded in the month of July rose slightly by 0.1%, while rose slightly on the year-earlier level by 0.2% "noting that" these indicators are measured by the movement of the market, where samples are taken about 400 commodity and match them with previous months

Hindawi said that "inflation index did not apply to the three provinces (Anbar, Nineveh, Salahuddin)," adding that "Salahuddin province could fall within the measure inflation index during October next month."

He revealed Hindawi, that "the ministry is preparing to conduct a survey of poverty index during the last quarter of this year to determine the indicators of poverty, in terms of what the ministry still dependent on previous indicators for 2015, which amounted at the time 22% on the level of Iraq," pointing out that "the ministry is still based on previous indicators, where unemployment has not been a new survey so far. "