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Price Check: Baghdad Neighborhoods
Against Stability in Other Commidities, Four Areas See Drop in One Fuel
12/01/2008 6:37 PM ET
Auto fuel (ID/liter)
21-Nov 28-Nov
Baghdad al-Jadida 800 800
Sadr City 650 650
Harthiya 800 800
'Amil 800 800
Sha'b 800 800
Ghazaliya 800 800
Mansour 800 800
Kadhimiya 700 700
Karrada 700 700

Against the backdrop of price stability in nearly all commodities that IraqSlogger monitors in the Iraqi capital each week, Slogger sources report sharp drops in the black-market price of one fuel used widely in Baghdad in four areas of the city.

While prices of other fuels, cigarettes and staple breads remain constant as compared to last week's price check report, Baghdadis pay 12.5 percent less for diesel fuel in the eastern areas of Baghdad al-Jadida and Sha'b, and the western areas of Ghazaliya and Harthiya, in comparison to prices reported in those areas last week.

The price of diesel fuel, usually sold in 20-liter units, is generally more stable than the prices of cooking gas and gasoline on the capital's informal markets. It is rare to see movements reported in the price of diesel fuel without shifts in other prices.

Is it a blip or a trend? Stay tuned for more exclusive price check reporting from the Iraqi capital.


Cooking gas (ID/cylinder)

21-Nov 28-Nov
Baghdad al-Jadida 10000 10000
Sadr City 8000 8000
Harthiya 10000 10000
'Amil 12000 12000
Sha'b 10000 10000
Ghazaliya 10000 10000
Mansour 10000 10000
Kadhimiya 10000 10000
Karrada 10000 10000

Diesel fuel (ID/liter)
21-Nov 28-Nov Percent change
Baghdad al-Jadida 800 700 -12.5%
Sadr City 700 700
Harthiya 800 700 -12.5%
'Amil 750 750
Sha'b 800 700 -12.5%
Ghazaliya 800 700 -12.5%
Mansour 800 800
Kadhimiya 800 800
Karrada 800 800

Kerosene (ID/liter)
21-Nov 28-Nov
Baghdad al-Jadida 900 900
Sadr City 800 800
Harthiya 800 800
'Amil 900 900
Sha'b 800 800
Ghazaliya 800 800
Mansour 1000 1000
Kadhimiya 900 900
Karrada 1000 1000

Marlboros (ID/carton)
21-Nov 28-Nov
Baghdad al-Jadida 20000 20000
Sadr City 18000 18000
Harthiya 20000 20000
'Amil 18000 18000
Sha'b 18000 18000
Ghazaliya 18000 18000
Mansour 20000 20000
Kadhimiya 18000 18000
Karrada 20000 20000

Khubuz bread (ID/piece)
21-Nov 28-Nov
Baghdad al-Jadida 175 175
Sadr City 100 100
Harthiya 175 175
'Amil 175 175
Sha'b 150 150
Ghazaliya 200 200
Mansour 175 175
Kadhimiya 175 175
Karrada 175 175

Samoun bread (ID/piece)
21-Nov 28-Nov
Baghdad al-Jadida 125 125
Sadr City 100 100
Harthiya 125 125
'Amil 100 100
Sha'b 100 100
Ghazaliya 100 100
Mansour 125 125
Kadhimiya 125 125
Karrada 125 125

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