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Core Inflation Increases to 5.2%

By John Lee. Iraq's core inflation rate rose to 5.2 percent year-on-year in September, up from 5 percent year-on-year in August. Speaking to Reuters on Tuesday, Mudher Kasim [Mudher Saleh], deputy governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), blamed the increase on higher food prices and the start of the school year. Core inflation strips […]

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Inflation Running at 7% Year-on-Year

By John Lee. Inflation for July was up 7% year-0n-year, according to the Central Statistics Department of the Planning Ministry. Prices of some food and beverages, particularly fruits and vegetables, fell. Houses prices were up by 10% nationwide, with rents up 13%. In a separate report, 'core inflation', which strips out fuel prices, fell to […]

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Iraq's Core Inflation Slows

Trade Arabia reports that Iraq's core inflation slowed to 6.2 per cent in May, down from 6.7 per cent in April. The fall was due to a drop in the costs of food and housing said Mudher Kasim, deputy governor of the central bank. In April, the country saw high annual inflation mainly due to […]

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Iraqi Inflation Reported at 5%

The Statistics Department of Iraq's Ministry of Planning reported on Sunday that that prices rose by 5% for the period November 2010 to November 2011, according to Aswat al-Iraq. Monthly inflation was "increased by 0.1%". The report concentrated on the commodities and services for consumption, including foodstuffs, beverages, clothes, shoes, housing, fuels (benzene, gasoline), household […]

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Inflation hits 7.6 in August

Iraq's core annual inflation (which excludes expenditure on fuel) increased from 7.1 percent in July to 7.6 percent in August, according to Reuters, driven mainly by higher prices of food and clothes over the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Central Bank Deputy Governor, Mudher Kasim, told the agency that the higher price of gold in […]

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Iraq Targets 5% Inflation Next Year

Iraq's Finance Minister told Reuters on Wednesday that the country is targeting inflation of 5 percent in 2012. "I hope that in 2012, with some of the policies of the central bank, to control it (inflation) again to around 5 percent. For 2012, the target is 5 percent," Rafie al-Esawi [Rafi Hiyad al-Issawi, Rafia al-Issawi], pictured, […]

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Iraq's Inflation Hits 7.1% in July

Trade Arabia reports that Iraq's core annual inflation rate increased to 7.1 per cent in July, up from 6.4 per cent in June. The Deputy Governor of Iraq's central bank, Mudher Kasim, told Reuters that the increase was driven mainly by higher housing rental prices and an increase in the cost of building materials; the […]

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Inflation Rate to Reach 7% in June

Iraq's Central Bank expects the inflation rate to reach 7% in June, and pointed out that the increase of oil prices is one of the main reasons of inflation in the country. Central Bank advisor Mazhar Mohammad Saleh told Al Sumaria TV that production of goods is weak in comparison to the services sector, which […]

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Iraqi Inflation Up Again in May

Iraq's core annual inflation rose to 6.3 percent in May from 6.1 percent in April, a senior official at the Central Bank of Iraq told Reuters on Sunday. The agency reports that the figure is driven by the cost of imported goods and services, especially healthcare. Inflation had previously risen from 5.5% in February to […]

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