The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 1.3 percent in the month of the Iranian year “Aban” (ending November 21). The inflation rate has advanced 9.9 percent over the last twelve months.

Summary Results of the CPI for Aban (November 21); (1395=100)

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The food and beverages index turned up 1.8 percent in Aban, mainly due to the increases in the indices for fresh vegetables (except lettuce and carrot) by 14.2 percent, banana 8.9 percent, sweet lemon 8.3 percent dairy products and eggs 4.0 percent, pomegranate 2.7 percent, and vegetable products 2.0 percent.

The index for tobacco rose 0.1 percent in Aban, largely due to the increases in the indices for domestic cigarettes by 0.3 percent and imported cigarettes 0.1 percent.

The clothing and footwear index increased 0.9 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for ready to wear clothing by 1.2 percent, footwear 0.4 percent, clothing materials 0.5 percent and tailoring, cleaning and laundering wage 0.4 percent.

The housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels index went up 1.6 percent which was attributed to the advances of the indices for “rental equivalence of owner occupied houses” by 1.8 percent, “rent of residential houses” 1.7 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 “goods and services for routine household maintenance” by 1.0 percent, “glassware, tableware and household utensils” 0.8 percent, and household appliances 0.5 percent.

The index for health increased 0.9 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for medical products, appliances and equipment by 1.2 percent, medical, paramedical and dental services 0.7 percent, and hospital services by 0.4 percent.

The transport index went up 0.2 percent in Aban that was principally attributed to the increases in the indices for transport services by 0.5 percent, operation of personal transport equipment 0.3 percent, and personal transport 0.1 percent.

The index for communication increased 0.4 percent, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for telephone and telefax equipment by 1.9 percent.

The recreation and culture index rose 0.2 percent in Aban, largely due to the increases in the indices for recreational and cultural services by 0.9 percent, package holidays (domestic) 3.0 percent, other recreational items and equipment 0.4 percent, and newspapers, books and stationery 0.2 percent.

The education index advanced 0.6 percent over this month, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for private schools and supplementary courses tuition fees by 1.0 percent.

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

The miscellaneous goods and services index increased 0.8 percent in this month. Increases in the indices for personal care by 0.5 percent, nursery schools tuition fees 8.1 percent, goldsmith wage 1.6 percent, and fees of legal services 1.0 percent were the major reasons for this rise.