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Today, Wednesday, the Ministry of Planning announced an increase in the inflation index for the month of January by 0.9%, and the annual rate of 3.3%.
The official spokesman for the ministry, Abdul Zahra Al-Hindawi, said, "The monthly inflation index for January rose by 0.9% compared to the previous month," indicating that the annual inflation index also increased by 3.3% compared to the same month of 2020. The inflation index rose during the period from November 2020 to January 2021, by 4.2%
, and added, "The increase in the dollar exchange rates since mid-December of 2020 has caused a devaluation of the local currency and an increase in the prices of goods and services because Most of these local commodities are imported.
”Al-Hindawi pointed out that“ the increase in the monthly inflation index for December focused on the rise in the goods and services section, a rise of 2 percent.
He continued, "The health department also witnessed an increase of 1.3% as a result of the increase in the main group of medical products and services, which include pharmaceutical products such as blood pressure and diabetes treatment, the increase in doctor's fees in private clinics and the increase in the fees for private hospital services."
Explaining that " the housing department recorded an increase of 1.4% due to the high range supply of water, electricity and a fuel and a group rent by about 0.2% , " noting that the Department of Education rose also as a result of high private tutoring department in a number of provinces. "
He said the device, the height of the index The annual increase for the month of January compared to the same month in January 2020 came as a result of the tobacco department's 11.2% rise, and the housing section recorded an annual increase of 0.3%, and the health department recorded an annual increase of 13.6%.
He said the transportation department recorded an annual rise was 9.7% as recorded Communications rose an annual 5.8%, while the recreation department record and culture grew by 11.1%, the record section of goods and services grew by 13.7%. "
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