The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.4 percent in the month of the Iranian year “Mehr” (ending October 22). The inflation rate has advanced 9.8 percent over the last twelve months.

Summary Results of the CPI for Mehr (October 22); (1395=100)

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The food and beverages index decreased 0.5 percent in Mehr, mainly due to the decreases in the indices for poultry by 11.4 percent, lettuce 9.3 percent, pomegranate 9.0 percent, and apple 8.7 percent.

The index for tobacco decreased 0.1 percent in Mehr, largely due to the decrease in the index for imported cigarettes by 0.2 percent.

The clothing and footwear index increased 0.7 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for “ready to wear clothing”, “footwear” and “tailoring, cleaning and laundering wage” each by 0.7 percent, and clothing materials 0.4 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” by 0.5 percent, “rent of residential houses” 0.6 percent, and maintenance and repair services of the dwelling 0.7 percent.

The furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance index rose 0.3 percent, largely due to the increases in the indices for “goods and services for routine household maintenance” by 0.6 percent, “glassware, tableware and household utensils” 0.6 percent, and household appliances 0.4 percent.

The index for health increased 0.5 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for hospital services by 0.8 percent, medical, paramedical and dental services 0.7 percent, and medical products, appliances and equipment 0.1 percent.

The transport index went up 0.7 percent in Mehr that was principally attributed to the increases in the indices for “personal transport vehicles” and “passenger transport by road” each by 1.0 percent, and operation of personal transport equipment 0.2 percent.

The index for communication turned up 0.5 percent, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for telephone and telefax equipment by 2.9 percent.

The recreation and culture index rose 1.0 percent in Mehr, largely due to the increases in the indices for newspapers, books and stationery by 6.9 percent, audio-visual, photographic and information processing equipment 0.8 percent, and other recreational items and equipment 0.7 percent.

The education index advanced 5.6 percent over this month, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for private schools and supplementary courses tuition fees by 10.7 percent.

The index for restaurants and hotels rose 0.9 percent, mainly due to the advances in the indices for catering services by 1.0 percent, food away from home 0.9 percent, and accommodation services 0.9 percent.

The miscellaneous goods and services index increased 0.5 percent in this month. Increases in the indices for “personal care” and “personal effects” each by 0.6 percent, and nursery schools tuition fees 0.8 percent were the major reasons for this rise.