The Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased 0.1 percent in the month of the Iranian year “Tir” (ending July 22). The inflation rate has advanced 10.3 percent over the last twelve months.

Summary Results of the CPI for Tir (July 22)

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The food and beverages index turned down 1.5 percent in Tir, largely due to the decreases in the indices for fresh fruits by 15.0 percent, ground vegetables 7.0 percent, leafy green vegetables 2.6, and egg 2.8 percent.

The index for tobacco decreased 0.5 percent in Tir, largely due to the declines in the indices for imported cigarettes by 0.6 percent and domestic cigarettes 0.3 percent.

The clothing and footwear index increased 0.2 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for clothing materials by 0.8 percent, footwear 0.6 percent, and tailoring, cleaning and laundering wage 0.5 percent.

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, and maintenance and repair services of the dwelling 0.8 percent.

The furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance index rose 0.6 percent, largely due to the increases in the indices for furniture and furnishings, carpets and other floor coverings by 1.1 percent, glassware, tableware and household utensils 0.7 percent, goods and services for routine household maintenance 0.5 percent.

The index for health increased 0.4 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for “medical, paramedical and dental services” and “medical products, appliances and equipment” each by 0.5 percent, and hospital services 0.2 percent.

The transport index went up 0.7 percent in Tir that was principally attributed to the increases in the indices for transport services by 2.1 percent, and operation of personal transport equipment 0.3 percent.

The index for communication went up 0.1 percent, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for telephone and telefax equipment by 0.5 percent.

The recreation and culture index rose 0.7 percent in Tir, largely due to the increases in the indices for package holidays by 2.1 percent, recreational and cultural services 1.7 percent, other recreational items and equipment 0.4 percent, and stationery 0.8 percent.

The education index advanced 0.2 percent over this month, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for supplementary courses tuition fees by 1.6 percent.

The index for restaurants and hotels rose 1.4 percent, mainly due to the advances in the indices for accommodation services by 2.6 percent and food away from home 1.1 percent.

The miscellaneous goods and services index increased 0.7 percent in this month.

Increases in the indices for personal care by 0.8 percent and goldsmith wage 0.1 percent were the major reasons for this rise.