List of companies of Iraq

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Location of Iraq

Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. The capital, and largest city, is Baghdad. The main ethnic groups are Arabs and Kurds; others include Assyrians, Turkmen, Shabakis, Yazidis, Armenians, Mandeans, Circassians, and Kawliya.[1]

Iraq's economy is dominated by the oil sector, which has traditionally provided about 95% of foreign exchange earnings. The lack of development in other sectors has resulted in 18%–30% unemployed and a depressed per capita GDP of $4,000.[2] Public sector employment accounted for nearly 60% of full-time employment in 2011.[3] The oil export industry, which dominates the Iraqi economy, generates very little employment.[3] Currently only a modest percentage of women (the highest estimate for 2011 was 22%) participate in the labour force.[3]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Agricultural Cooperative Bank of Iraq Financials Banks Baghdad 1935 Bank
Al-Naser Airlines Consumer services Travel & leisure Karrada 2005 Charter airline
Asiacell Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Sulaymaniyah 1999 Mobile telecommunications
Azmar Airlines Consumer services Travel & leisure Sulaymaniyah 2005 Charter airline, defunct 2015
Babylon Bank Financials Banks Baghdad 1998 Bank
Baghdad Soft Drinks Co (BSDC) Consumer goods Food & beverage Baghdad 1989[4]
Bank of Baghdad Financials Banks Baghdad 1992 Commercial bank
Basrah International Bank for Investment Financials Banks Baghdad 1993 Commercial bank
Central Bank of Iraq Financials Banks Baghdad 1947 Central bank
Dar Es Salaam Investment Bank Financials Banks Baghdad 1998 Commercial bank
Gulf Commercial Bank Financials Banks Baghdad 2000 Commercial bank
Industrial Bank of Iraq Financials Banks Baghdad 1941 Commercial bank
Iraq National Oil Company Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Baghdad 1966 Oil industry
Iraq Stock Exchange Financials Financial services Baghdad 2004 Exchange
Iraqi Airways Consumer services Travel & leisure Baghdad 1946 Airline
Iraqi International Law Group Industrials Support services Baghdad 2003 Law firm, defunct 2008
Iraqi Islamic Bank Financials Banks Baghdad 1993 Commercial bank
Iraqi Oil Tankers Company Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Basra 1972 Marine transport
Iraqi Telecommunications and Post Company Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Baghdad  ? Telecom and post
Iraqna Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Baghdad 2003 Mobile, defunct 2007; sold to Zain Iraq
Korek Telecom Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Erbil 2000 Mobile network
Midland Oil Company Oil & gas Oil & gas producers  ? 2010
Missan Oil Company Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Amarah 2008 State oil and gas
Mobitel (Iraq-Kurdistan) Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Erbil 2007 Mobile network
North Oil Company Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Kirkuk  ?
Rafidain Bank Financials Banks Baghdad 1941 Bank
Rasheed Bank Financials Banks Baghdad 1988 Bank
Real Estate Bank of Iraq Financials Banks Baghdad 1948 State bank
Rumaila Operating Organization Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Basra 2010
Shield Group Security Industrials Support services Baghdad 2003 Private security, defunct
State Organization for Marketing of Oil Industrials Support services Baghdad 1972 Oil marketing
South Oil Company Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Basra 1970 State oil and gas
Trade Bank of Iraq Financials Banks Baghdad 2003 State bank
Warka Bank Financials Banks Baghdad 1999 Commercial bank
Zagrosjet Consumer services Travel & leisure Erbil 2005 Airline
Zain Iraq Telecommunications Telecommunications Baghdad 2007 Part of Zain Group (Kuwait)

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