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Iraq Manual Labour Costs

Manual labour is easily available throughout Iraq. Productivity of workers, as well as the average wage per worker, increased between 2009 and 2012 according to the 2013 Ministry of Planning statistics.

The local market can provide skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers in all sectors of activity. Daily price for an unskilled workers is between 25,000 and 35,000 IQD per day.


It can be agreed either with owner of the warehouse or the transporter of the goods to include handling price in global price of the service provided.

For very small cargo <2 mt, usually the handling is free. The average price for food is $4.5/ mt or between $ 75 and $130 for offloading full 40” truck of NFI.