IraqSlogger sources in nine disparate Baghdad neighborhoods report a striking reversal in a month-long downward trend in the black-market prices of two key fuels.
As the tables show, Slogger sources report dramatic rises in the price of gasoline over the past week in seven of the nine neighborhoods where data is collected. The spikes range from 6.7% in Karrada and Kadhimiya to 28.6%, as compared to last week's reported prices.
Yet the black-market price of cooking gas, used in food preparation, rose even more dramatically than that of auto fuel. As the table below shows, in only one week, the street prices in all nine sampled districts rose by rates as high as 108%. The spike was no less than 76.9% in the Karrada and Sha'b districts, and prices more than doubled on the streets of Mansour and Ghazaliya.
The price spikes in auto fuel and cooking gas are even more striking against the backdrop of stability in the prices of cigarettes and two staple breads, khubuz and samoun, as reported by Slogger's sources.
This development follows several weeks of declining or stable prices in Baghdad's black-market auto fuel and cooking gas prices, according to IraqSlogger's weekly reports.
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Cooking gas (ID/cylinder)
Khubuz bread (ID/piece)
Samoun bread (ID/piece)