The latest report of CBI on Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows 0.7 percent increase in the month of the Iranian year “Shahrivar” (ending September 21). The inflation rate has advanced 8.8 percent over the last twelve months.


Summary Results of the CPI for Shahrivar (September 21)

Description Index Number in Shahrivar 1395 (21th September 2016) Change compared to previous month %
General Index 247.1 0.7
Food and beverages 264.0 -0.2
Tobacco 271.0 0.0
Clothing and footwear 303.6 0.5
Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels 193.7 1.1
Furnishings, household equipment and Routine household maintenance 281.5 0.5
Health 335.8 1.7
Transportation 257.4 0.9
Communication 134.9 0.2
Recreation and culture 291.8 3.3
Education 188.2 0.4
Restaurants and Hotels 290.5 0.5
Miscellaneous goods and services 311.6 0.7


The food and beverages index turned down 0.2 percent in Shahrivar, mainly due to the decreases in the indices for fresh fruits by 6.4 percent, poultry 2.9 percent, and vegetables 5.2 percent.

The index for tobacco was virtually unchanged in Shahrivar.

The clothing and footwear index increased 0.5 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for ready to wear clothing by 0.3 percent, foot wear 0.7 percent, tailoring, cleaning and laundering wage 1.4 percent, and clothing materials 0.6 percent.

The housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels index  went up 1.1 percent which was attributed to the advances of the indices for “rental equivalence of owner occupied houses” and “rent of residential houses” each by 1.2 percent, and maintenance and repair services of the dwelling 0.7 percent.

The furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance index rose 0.5 percent. Increases in the indices for glassware, tableware and household utensils by 1.0 percent, household appliances 0.6 percent, goods and services for routine household maintenance 0.4 percent, furniture and furnishing 0.2 percent were the main reasons for index rise.

The index for health increased 1.7 percent, mostly as a result of the increases in the indices for hospital services by 2.6 percent, medical, paramedical and dental services 1.4 percent.

The transport index went up 0.9 percent largely due to the increases in the indices for personal transport vehicles by 1.4 percent, passenger transport by road 1.0 percent, operation of personal transport equipment 0.4 percent.

The index for communication rose 0.2 percent, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for telephone equipment by 1.7 percent.

The recreation and culture index turned up 3.3 percent, as a result of the increases in the indices for books, newspapers and stationery by 6.6 percent, package holidays 4.5 percent, recreation and cultural services 1.2 percent.

The education index advanced 0.4 percent over this month, mostly as a result of the increase in the index for private schools and supplementary courses tuition fees by 0.8 percent.

The index for restaurants and hotels rose 0.5 percent, mainly due to the advances in the indices for food away from home and catering services each by 0.5 percent, and accommodation services 0.9 percent.

The miscellaneous goods and services index increased 0.7 percent in this month. Increases in the indices for personal effects by 2.1 percent, goldsmith wage 0.7 percent, and personal care 0.6 percent were the major reasons for this rise.