Economie | 08:14 – 30/03/2021
BAGHDAD – Mawazine News
The Ministry of Finance issued, on Tuesday, a statement regarding the exchange rate of the dollar, while confirming that it is following its impact on the local markets.
The media office of the Ministry of Finance stated, in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of, that it “worked with continuous follow-up to note the effect of the change in the exchange rate in the local markets, as it held several meetings with government officials and representatives of the private and industrial sectors for the purpose of discussing the changes occurring as a result of the change of the exchange rate With the movement of local markets and work to protect the poor.
The statement added, “The Ministry of Planning published a statistic that included 486 types of foodstuffs that showed after the change in prices between November of 2020 and February of 2021, as it clarified that the change in prices was slight not due to the effect of exchange rates,” adding that “there are merchants trying to achieve Profit benefit by linking the exchange rate to the price increase in the local markets.
He pointed out, that it “hopes that the relevant authorities will take their role in monitoring the movement of varying market prices to prevent tampering with the citizens’ food.”