Iraq's inflation rate hits 70%: ministerAssociated Press
Sep. 04, 2006
Unhinged Lunatic Freaks Out On Trump Supporter, Says Trump is an Anti-Semite
CNN's Cuomo Criticizes 'Intolerant Dad' For Not Wanting Daughter To See A Penis In Locker Room
Sweden's Migrant Crime Wave Becomes Top National Story As Media's Lies Backfire
'Trump Was Right': Migrants Riot, Loot, Fight With Police And Set Cars On Fire In Sweden
Berkeley Prof Robert Reich Blames Trump For Riot In Sweden
Iraq's inflation rate has soared to reach nearly 70 percent, the country's planning minister said Sunday. The inflation rate from July 2005 to July 2006 stood at 69.6 percent, Ali Baban said.
"This indicates that inflation not just increased, but it is out of control," he said. Baban said prices had increased in all goods used to measure inflation, including food, fuel, transport, medical services and drugs, clothing, property, furniture and other essential goods.
Fuel and electricity prices saw the highest increase, standing at 374 percent higher this July from the same month last year, Baban said. The transport and communications sector saw a 218 percent rise, while goods and services prices increased by 37.3 percent.
Last year, inflation stood at 30 percent as mismanagement, lawlessness and attacks against refineries and supply lines drove up fuel and electricity prices and pushed overall prices and insurance rates higher.
Insurgents in Iraq have waged attacks against Iraq's food and fuel lines that managed to disrupt supplies, drive prices up and create a black market parallel to the subsidized prices.