BAGHDAD / Obelisk: The Ministry of Planning, Sunday, for low inflation index for the month of October last by 0.1% and the annual index to rise at a rate of 1.6%, indicating that the statistics did not include the three Iraqi provinces because of the security situation witnessed in these provinces.
The official spokesman for the Ministry of Planning Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi told the local media and followed up 'Obelisk', that 'the Central Bureau of Statistics of the Ministry of Planning completed the inflation report for the month of October 2015 on the basis of field data collection on the prices of goods and services components of the consumer basket of selected sample of sales outlets in all governorates of Iraq '.
And that 'These rates are calculated goods and services of food, rent, transportation, communications, health, education and other, which include is keeping consumer'.
He Hindawi said 'monthly inflation for the month of October fell by 0.1% due to a slight rise in food prices section 0.9%', adding that 'the annual inflation index during the month of October compared to the same month of 2014 rose by 1.6% due to higher section prices housing and 3.2% '.
He Hindawi said 'survey, which was conducted during the month of October did not include the three Iraqi provinces because of the security situation witnessed in those provinces', adding that 'the provinces not covered by the survey included the price of Nineveh, Salahaddin, Anbar'.
He announced the machine Center for Statistics and Information Technology through January 2012, it will begin using automation in the collection of the different prices and times of a specific time rather than paper form in place earlier, emphasizing that it will contribute to the speed of price collection, accuracy, and correct calculation in case of errors.
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