The Ministry of Planning announced, on Wednesday (May 12, 2021), an increase in the monthly inflation rate, during the month of April, by 0.1% compared to the previous month .
The spokesman for the Ministry of Planning, Abdul Zahra Al-Hindawi, said in a statement, “The Central Bureau of Statistics continues to monitor price movement in the Iraqi local markets, in all governorates, on an ongoing basis, and on the basis of this monitoring it releases its monthly qualitative report for the index and consumer prices, which indicates Monthly inflation rates . ”
He pointed out that “the first digital qualitative report to monitor the changes accompanying the change in the exchange rate, was during the month of December of last year, which showed an increase in the rate of inflation, by (3.3%), compared to the month of November, which witnessed the increase in the exchange rate .”
Al-Hindawi pointed out that “inflation rates continued to rise slightly during the past four months of this year, adding that the inflation rate rose by (0.8%) during the month of January, and in February it increased by (0.7%), and it rose during the month of March by (0.6), while the rate of inflation increased during the month of April, by (0.1%), “revealing that” the cumulative rise in inflation rates during the past six months (from November 2020 to April 2021) reached (5.6%) “.