The Role of the Stock Market on Agricultural Sector (Iraqi Dataset of period 2013-2018 case study)

    Ammar Mamdooh Abdulqader ,Sara Mohammed Alasady ,Osama Abdul-Rahman Owied

    Abstract

    The research aims to identify the role of the stock market in financing the agricultural sector through a case study of the Iraqi stock market during the period 2013-2018.  The research found that there is no effect on total market value, Trading value, Number of shares, Average return on equity, Average share turnover, average trading ratio of agricultural sector companies registered in the Iraqi Stock Exchange on the value of the total agricultural product in Iraq during the period (2013-2018), While it was found that there is an effect of the total working capital of the agricultural sector companies registered in the Iraqi Stock Exchange on the value of the total agricultural output in Iraq during the period (2013-2018), there is no effect of the Iraqi stock market on the total agricultural output in Iraq, which shows the weakness The role of the Iraq Stock Exchange in providing the necessary financing for the agricultural sector in Iraq.

    The study recommended a set of recommendations, including the need for the Central Bank of Iraq to use more effective monetary and financial policies that help increase the impact on the agricultural sector and work to provide all its financing needs, the need to work to provide all facilities and privileges in order to attract and encourage foreign direct investment in Iraqi agricultural sector, Working to encourage individuals to set up agricultural projects, especially small ones that can be set up at home in order to provide the agricultural needs of the Iraqi society, to establish an exchange specialized in the agricultural sector through which crops and agricultural products can be priced according to appropriate economic mechanisms that depend on production costs in light of international prices, as well as Assist farmers in obtaining production requirements of high quality and reasonable prices.

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