Saleh: Iraq imports 70% of eggs and chicken
economic Last update 06/27/2022 | 11:27 AM
Adviser to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, revealed, on Monday, that Iraq imported 70% of its needs of eggs and chicken from abroad, noting that
the global inflation crisis has greatly affected Iraq.
Saleh said in an interview seen by / the information /, that "the global inflation crisis has greatly affected Iraq, as it imports the items of the ration card, which represent basic commodities for the citizen by 90 percent," noting that
"the rise in prices globally negatively affected the state.".
He added, "The poor classes depend on the ration card items equivalent to 80 percent of their income, which the government is forced to provide despite the great financial burden to avoid nutrition problems and the increasing area of poverty and famine."
And Saleh added, "The government also provides financial support for agricultural production supplies of fertilizers and seeds, as well as materials for producing eggs and chickens, of which Iraq imports 70 percent of them from abroad," noting that
"it has taken another measure represented in zeroing the cost of taxes from duties and customs on goods."
For a period of six months, renewed every three months, which contributes to absorbing a large part of inflation and price increases.”
He pointed out that "the energy crisis is no less dangerous than the food crisis, for without government support for oil derivatives, especially gasoline, a large part of which is imported daily despite its high prices globally, great problems would have occurred, stressing that
"the state kept the prices of its services fixed to confront inflation in all its forms.“. finished/25