The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 4.3 percent in the month of the Iranian year “Khordad” (ending June 21). The inflation rate has advanced 9.4 percent over the last twelve months.

Summary Results of the CPI for Khordad (June 21)

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The food and beverages index increased 8.8 percent in Khordad, mainly due to the increases in the indices for fresh fruits by 34.1 percent, ground vegetables 13.0 percent, nuts 8.6 percent, livestock meat 5.9 percent.

The index for tobacco rose 5.4 percent in Khordad, due to the increases in the indices for domestic cigarettes by 10.6 percent and imported cigarettes 3.2 percent.

The clothing and footwear index increased 2.7 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for ready to wear clothing by 2.4 percent, footwear 2.9 percent, clothing materials 6.1 percent, and tailoring.

During this month, the housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels index went up 1.4 percent which was attributed to the advances of the indices for rental equivalence of owner occupied houses by 1.2 percent, rent of residential houses 1.1 percent, and maintenance and repair services of the dwelling 2.1 percent.

The furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance index rose 3.3 percent, largely due to the increases in the indices for glassware, tableware and household utensils by 7.1 percent, household appliances 4.0 percent, household textiles 3.7 percent, and tools and equipment for house 3.6 percent.

The index for health increased 2.7 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for medical, paramedical and dental services by 2.4 percent, hospital services 3.4 percent, and medical products, appliances and equipment 2.4 percent.

The transport index went up 6.7 percent in Khordad that was principally attributed to the increases in the indices for personal transport vehicles by 13.0 percent, passenger transport by road 4.6 percent, and operation of personal transport equipment 1.6 percent.

The index for communication increased 4.0 percent, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for telephone equipment by 17.9 percent.

The recreation and culture index rose 3.7 percent in Khordad, largely due to the increases in the indices for audio-visual, photographic and information processing equipment by 5.1 percent, other recreational items and equipment 6.7 percent, package holidays 3.9 percent, stationery 4.0 percent, and recreational and cultural services 2.8 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 1.2 percent.

The index for restaurants and hotels rose 0.7 percent, mainly due to the advances in the indices for food away from home by 0.6 percent, catering services 0.7 percent, and accommodation services 2.3 percent.

The miscellaneous goods and services index increased 3.4 percent in this month. Increases in the indices for personal care by 3.4 percent, goldsmith wage 7.0 percent, fees for legal services 2.7 percent, and personal effects 2.1 percent were the major reasons for this rise.