Iraq Market Monitor Report, Issue No. 10 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.