By John Lee.

Turkey and Iraq have agreed to set up a center in Baghdad to study and address water issues in the region.

According to Daily Sabah, the Turkish Presidency’s Special Representative to Iraq Veysel Eroğlu said that both countries have drafted an action plan to address water issues.

They will also set up nurseries for trees suitable for conditions in Iraq.

(Sources: Daily Sabah, Ministry of Water Resources)

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for July of 110,548,738 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.556 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.520 million bpd exported in June.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 106,500,015 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,119,578 barrels, and from Qayara 929,145 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $6.761 billion at an average price of $61.156per barrel.

June export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

By Peter Schwartzstein, for National Geographic.

Iranian border guards have started scores of blazes along their shared frontier to clear their lines of sight along key cross-border smuggling routes.

Turkish airstrikes on militant camps have reduced tracts of forest to cinder.

Across the bone-dry mountains and flatlands, a potent combination of illegal logging and naturally occurring wildfires are consuming large chunks of whatever greenery bombs and bullets haven’t torched.

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By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for June of 105,603,325 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.520 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.572 million bpd exported in May.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 101,705,000 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,162,559 barrels, and from Qayara 735,766 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $6.373 billion at an average price of $60.347 per barrel.

May export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Turkish exporters are reeling from an unprecedented blow in trade with Iraq that has splashed cold water on Ankara’s hopes to launch a second border crossing with its southern neighbor and boost bilateral trade to $20 billion.

In a series of steps since May, touted as an effort to promote domestic production, the Iraqi government has restricted food imports from Turkey, including in major categories such as eggs and beverages.

Turkey’s business community suspects that there are political factors behind the move, including the role of non-market actors harming competition, pressure from companies linked to the ruling partners in Baghdad and the influence of Iran.

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By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for June of 105,603,107 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.520 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.572 million bpd exported in May.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 101,705,000 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,162,559 barrels, and from Qayara 735,548 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $6.397 billion at an average price of $60.578 per barrel.

May export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

By John Lee.

Baghdad has reportedly banned the import of table salt, noodles and pasta from Turkey.

This follows import bans on eggs and ice cream imposed earlier this year.

According to Daily Sabah, the ban will take effect after 60 days and will remain in force for a year.

(Source: Daily Sabah)

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for May of 110,737,293 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.572 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.466 million bpd exported in April.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 106,675,881 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,166,261 barrels, and from Qayara 895,151 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $7.330 billion at an average price of $66.190 per barrel.

April export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for May of 110,736,670 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.572 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.466 million bpd exported in April.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 106,675,881 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,166,261 barrels, and from Qayara 894,528 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $7.384 billion at an average price of $66.683 per barrel.

April export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)