Inflation rate rises 0.2%: SCI

September 23, 2020 - 14:44

TEHRAN- The Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) announced that the inflation rate in the twelve-month period ended on September 21, which marks the end of the sixth Iranian calendar month of Shahrivar, stood at 26 percent.

The inflation rate has risen 0.2 percent in the mentioned time span from the twelve-month period ended in the last day of the fifth month, IRNA reported.

The SCI put the inflation rate at 26.2 percent in the urban areas and at 25.4 percent in the rural regions during the mentioned time span, and announced that the figure shows a 0.2-percent rise in the urban areas while no change in the rural regions.

Central Bank of Iran (CBI) in a statement in April announced that the annual inflation rate for the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021) is set to be 22 percent.

The statement published on the website of the CBI read, “Given the adopted policies and taken measures and also taking the country’s macro-economic factors into account, the CBI believes that based on the realistic scenarios, the inflation rate in the current year will continue its downward trend.”

Last year, CBI Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati had said, “Our goal is curbing inflation rate and no estimation shows an inflation rate of over 20 percent for the next year”.

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