The annual inflation rate in Iran declined to 25.0 percent in February 2020 from 26.3 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest inflation rate since August 2018, mainly due to a softer rise in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (20% vs 24.5% in January 2019), the lowest since June 2018. Also, prices increased less for: clothing & footwear (32.1% vs 33.4%); furniture & household equipment (28.1% vs 29.1%); restaurants & hotels (30.2% vs 32.5%); miscellaneous goods & services (24.7% vs 25.3%); health & medical services (23.2% vs 23.6%); and recreation & culture (29.4% vs 29.7%). Meanwhile, prices went up faster for: housing & utilities (22.3% vs 22.2%); transport (54.1% vs 51.7%); education (20.5% vs 20.2%); communication (3.5% vs 3.3%); and tobacco (10.7% vs 10.4%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.1 percent in February.

Inflation Rate in Iran averaged 14.50 percent from 1957 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 59.02 percent in May of 1995 and a record low of -3.27 percent in April of 1958. This page provides the latest reported value for - Iran Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Iran Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Iran is expected to be 35.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Iran to stand at 32.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Iran Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 25.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Iran Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
25.00 26.30 59.02 -3.27 1957 - 2020 percent Monthly
2016=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-11 04:25 AM Nov 27.0% 28.3% 36%
2020-01-06 01:00 AM Dec 27.8% 27.0% 28%
2020-02-03 03:30 AM Jan 26.3% 27.8% 27%
2020-03-02 02:45 AM Feb 25.0% 26.3%
2020-04-13 03:00 AM Mar 25.0% 35%
2020-05-13 02:00 AM Apr
2020-06-17 01:10 AM May
2020-07-13 03:25 AM Jun 33%


News Stream
Iran Inflation Rate at 1-1/2 Year Low of 25%
The annual inflation rate in Iran declined to 25.0 percent in February 2020 from 26.3 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest inflation rate since August 2018, mainly due to a softer rise in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (20% vs 24.5% in January 2019), the lowest since June 2018. Also, prices increased less for: clothing & footwear (32.1% vs 33.4%); furniture & household equipment (28.1% vs 29.1%); restaurants & hotels (30.2% vs 32.5%); miscellaneous goods & services (24.7% vs 25.3%); health & medical services (23.2% vs 23.6%); and recreation & culture (29.4% vs 29.7%). Meanwhile, prices went up faster for: housing & utilities (22.3% vs 22.2%); transport (54.1% vs 51.7%); education (20.5% vs 20.2%); communication (3.5% vs 3.3%); and tobacco (10.7% vs 10.4%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.1 percent in February.
2020-03-02
Iran Inflation Rate at Near 1-1/2 Year Low of 26.3%
The annual inflation rate in Iran declined to 26.3 percent in January 2020 from 27.0 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest inflation rate since August 2018, as prices rose softer for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (24.5 percent vs 28.7 percent in December 2019); housing & utilities inflation (22.2 vs 22.5 percent); clothing & footwear (33.4 percent vs 34.5 percent); furniture & household equipment (29.1 percent vs 31.3 percent); restaurants & hotels (32.5 percent vs 35.3 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (25.3 percent vs 25.7 percent); health & medical services (23.6 percent vs 24.7 percent); and education (20.2 percent vs 21.3 percent). Meanwhile, prices went up faster for:transport (51.7 percent vs 50.2 percent); communication (3.3 percent vs 2.8 percent); tobacco (10.4 percent vs 6.0 percent); and recreation & culture (29.7 percent vs 29.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.8 percent in January, the lowest since September last year.
2020-02-03
Iran Inflation Rate Rises to 27.8% in December
The annual inflation rate in Iran increased to 27.8 percent in December 2019 from 27.0 percent in the previous month. Prices went up faster for: transport (50.2 percent vs 33.4 percent in November); miscellaneous goods & services (25.7 percent vs 24.9 percent); communication (2.8 percent vs 1.7 percent); health & medical services (24.7 percent vs 24.2 percent); and tobacco (6.0 percent vs 1.5 percent). Meantime, prices rose softer for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (28.7 percent vs 29.8 percent); housing & utilities (22.5 vs 23.5 percent); clothing & footwear (34.5 percent vs 36.1 percent); furniture & household equipment (31.3 percent vs 35.6 percent); recreation & culture (29.5 percent vs 30.2 percent); restaurants & hotels (35.3 percent vs 36.4 percent); and education (21.3 percent vs 22.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 3.2 percent in December.
2020-01-06
Iran Inflation Rate at 15-Month Low of 27%
The annual inflation rate in Iran declined to 27.0 percent in November 2019 from 28.3 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest inflation rate since August last year, as prices increased softer for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (29.8 percent vs 33.6 percent in October); clothing & footwear (36.1 percent vs 40.0 percent); furniture & household equipment (35.6 percent vs 42.3 percent); recreation & culture (30.2 percent vs 33.8 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (24.9 percent vs 28.4 percent); communication (1.7 percent vs 2.2 percent); health & medical services (24.2 percent vs 25.1 percent); restaurants & hotels (36.4 percent vs 38.1 percent); and education (22.3 percent vs 22.7 percent). Meantime, transport prices rose faster (33.4 percent vs 28.3 percent), while tobacco prices rebounded (1.5 percent vs -0.7 percent). On the other hand, housing & utilities inflation was steady (at 23.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.6 percent in November.
2019-12-11

Iran Inflation Rate
In Iran, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (29 percent of total weight) and Food and beverages (28.5 percent of total weight). Others include: Transport (11.97 percent); Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (6 percent); Clothing and footwear (6 percent) and Health (5.5 percent). The smallest groups are Recreation and culture; Education; Restaurants and hotels; Communication; Tobacco at and Miscellaneous services and goods.