The latest report of CBI on Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows 0.8 percent increase in the month of the Iranian year “Dey” (ending January 19). The inflation rate has advanced 8.6 percent over the last twelve months.

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The food and beverages index increased 1.1 percent in Dey, mainly due to the increases in the indices for green beans by 13.8 percent, root vegetables 5.7 percent, leafy green vegetables 4.7 percent, livestock meat 3.8 percent.

The index for tobacco was virtually unchanged in Dey.

The clothing and footwear index increased 0.3 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for ready to wear clothing by 0.2 percent, clothing materials 0.8 percent, cleaning and laundering wage 0.9 percent, and footwear 0.1 percent.

The housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels index¬† went up 0.4 percent which was attributed to the advances of the indices for “rental equivalence of owner occupied houses” and “rent of residential houses” each by 0.4 percent, and maintenance and repair services of the dwelling 0.8 percent.

The furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance index rose 1.1 percent, largely due to the increases in the indices for glassware, tableware and household utensils by 2.0 percent, household appliances 1.5 percent, household textiles 1.8 percent, goods and services for routine household maintenance 0.8 percent.

The index for health increased 0.5 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for medical, paramedical and dental services by 0.6 percent, medical products, appliances and equipment 0.9 percent, and hospital services 0.2 percent.

The transport index went up 0.5 percent largely due to the increases in the indices for operation of personal transport equipment by 0.8 percent, passenger transport services 0.5 percent, and transport services 0.3 percent.

The index for communication rose 5.8 percent, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for telephone equipment by 3.0 percent.

The recreation and culture index increased 0.5 percent, largely due to the increases in the indices for other recreational items and equipment by 1.9 percent, audio-visual, photographic and information processing equipment 1.1 percent, and recreational and cultural services 0.7 percent.

The education index advanced 0.3 percent over this month, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for private supplementary courses tuition fees by 0.6 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 1.2 percent and catering services 1.1 percent.

The miscellaneous goods and services index increased 1.1 percent in this month. Increases in the indices for personal care by 1.3 percent, goldsmith wage 2.0 percent, and personal effects 0.1 percent were the major reasons for this rise.