Observers: neighboring countries control Kurdistan region markets
Sulaymaniyah - Rn
Confirms the observers and specialists in the field of economics, that the adoption of local markets for food, vegetables and fruits imported from neighboring countries, some of which are experiencing unrest or enjoying inflation and price rises in prices, contributing to the transmission of the high cost of living to our markets.
It seems that the momentum of the commercial markets and rising prices of goods in Sulaymaniyah is a manifestation accompanying the days preceding the holiday Nowruz solutions in 21 / March, while citizens complain of rising food prices are considered by some (skyrocketed).
He says teaching at the University of Sulaimaniya, Rauf Ahmed, who specializes in science economic that «most of the food and vegetables in the Kurdistan region comes from Turkey and Iran, and some from Syria, have caused unrest in Syria, and the situation of high prices in Iran because of the low purchasing power of the currency of Iran, and attempt to raise prices of by Iranian traders, prices increase exponentially in Kurdistan, in the province because the market is directly linked to markets, Iran and Turkey».
For its part, stresses the Economic Committee in the province of Sulaimaniya, said «the reasons for high prices is not limited to these factors, the failure to ratify the budget in the province and the late arrival of financial instructions in turn impact on the destabilization of the market».
Indicates economic committee chairman in the province of Sulaymaniyah Ahmed Haji Rashid, that «the appropriate Nowruz same case with other events quarterly constitute one of the factors leading to price rises due to increased demand for food, especially meat, only stats last year in Sulaymaniyah found that there consuming daily amount per 40 tons of red meat, 25 tons of meat, eggs a day, and this in turn causes consumption to raise the prices of seasonal ».
In turn, sees the citizen Sardar Tawfiq (employees) in his speech (Rn) that «there is a continuing rise in food prices, especially prices of vegetables and fruits, and this case began this year since more than a month in contrast to past years, which was where the market is witnessing rising reasonable in the prices in the period preceding the holiday Nowruz, and certainly can not be compared to high prices during the past year with this year, the crazy rises and the citizen is unaware of the reasons for the volatile prices ».
While considered the other citizens that «the absence of regulatory authorities and not to set prices contributed to higher prices, which began casting a shadow on the purchasing power of the citizen».
It seems that link markets the province markets, foreign to him the greatest influence on the instability of prices of goods and commodities in general and food in particular, with confirms the specialists in the field of economics that the adoption of local markets for food, vegetables and fruits imported from neighboring countries, some of which are experiencing unrest or enjoying inflation and price rises in prices contributes to the transmission of the high cost of living to our markets.
The citizens have asked the competent authorities in maintaining the necessity of monitoring prices and identified, and pressure on local merchants to announce their prices in order to create a competitive state infrastructure to the benefit of the citizen.
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