Monthly report of CBI on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows a 0.9 percent increase in the month of the Iranian year “Ordibehesht” (ending May 20). According to the report the inflation rate has advanced 10.4 percent over the last 12 months.


Summary Results of the CPI for Ordibehesht (May 20)

Description Index Number in Ordibehesht 1395 (20th May 2016) Change compared to previous month %
General Index 238.1 0.9
Food and beverages 255.7 1.4
Tobacco 269.8 10.9
Clothing and footwear 298.5 0.3
Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels 187.6 0.5
Furnishings, household equipment and Routine household maintenance 277.3 0.5
Health 300.2 0.9
Transportation 248.4 1.3
Communication 134.4 0
Recreation and culture 279.3 -0.3
Education 186.2 0.4
Restaurants and Hotels 283.2 1.1
Miscellaneous goods and services 301.2 0.7


The food and beverages index increased 1.4 percent in Ordibehesht, mainly due to the increases in the indices for fresh fruits by 21.4 percent and fish 12.3 percent.

The index for tobacco turned up 10.9 percent in Ordibehesht, reflecting 12.4 percent increase in the index for imported cigarettes.

The clothing and footwear index increased 0.3 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for clothing materials by 0.9 percent, ready to wear clothing 0.1, tailoring, cleaning and laundering wage 1.5 percent.

During this month, the housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels index  went up 0.5 percent which was attributed to the advances of the indices for “rental equivalence of owner occupied houses” and “rent of residential houses” each by 0.5 percent, maintenance and repair services of the dwelling 0.8 percent.

The furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance index rose 0.5 percent. Increases in household appliances by 1.0 percent, carpets 0.9 percent, household textiles 0.8 percent and glassware, tableware and household utensils 0.4 percent were the main reasons for index rise.

The index for health increased 0.9 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for medical products, appliances and equipment by1.8 percent, medical, paramedical and dental services 0.7 percent and hospital services 0.6 percent.

The transport index went up 1.3 percent largely due to the increases in the indices for transportation cost by 3.7 percent, personal transport vehicles 0.5 percent.

The index for communication had no change in this month.

The recreation and culture index went down 0.3 percent, as a result of the decreases in the indices for package holidays by 2.0 percent, audio-visual, photographic and information processing equipment 0.2 percent.

The education index advanced 0.4 percent over this month, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for supplementary courses tuition fees by 3.2 percent.

The index for restaurants and hotels rose 1.1 percent, mainly due to the advances in the indices for food away from home by 1.3 percent, accommodation services 0.6 percent.

The miscellaneous goods and services index increased 0.7 percent in this month. Increases in the indices for gold smith wage by 1.7 percent, nursery schools tuition fees 2.2 percent and personal care 0.5 percent were the major reasons for this rise.