Iraq Market Monitor Report, Issue No. 10 May 2017

from World Food Programme
Published on 31 May 2017


  • At the end of May, approximately 600,000 people had fled western Mosul since the start of operation. The displacement has resulted in increased stress on m a rk e t s i n n e ig hb o u r i ng governorates that saw an overall fluctuation in market prices.

  • An average 2% increase in the cost of the minimum food basket has been registered in the country.

  • The cost of the minimum food basket in hard-to-reach areas showed a decrease of 2%, while in the rest of the country it increased by 3%.

  • Babylon and Qadisyia still register the highest daily wages at IQD 30,000 while Salah Al-Din offers the lowest stipends at IQD 15,789. The major fluctuation concerns Erbil, which saw the da i ly wages decrease by approximately 15%.

  • In Hawija and Tarmia the security situation is concerning and key informants reported casualties and lack of food.