The annual inflation rate in Iran increased to 49.5 percent in April 2021, the most since June 2019, from 48.7 percent in the previous month, due mainly to faster rise in prices of both housing & utilities (29.8% vs 28.4%) and transport (56.3% vs 54.0%). Also, inflation accelerated for furniture & household equipment (71.3% vs 68.3% in March), clothing & footwear (55.6% vs 52.1%), restaurants & hotels (58.1% vs 49.1%), recreation & culture (61.7% vs 60.1%), miscellaneous goods & services (53.4% vs 47.8%), and health & medical services (44.3% vs 40.2%). Meanwhile, prices continued to increase for food & non-alcoholic beverages (63.5% vs 67.0%), communication (19.4% vs 20.3%), and tobacco (47.9% vs 51.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 2.7 percent in April, the most in 5 months, accelerating from a 1.8 percent rise in March. source: Statistical Center of Iran

Inflation Rate in Iran averaged 14.91 percent from 1957 until 2021, 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 May of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Iran is expected to be 38.00 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 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Iran Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Iran Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.50 48.70 59.02 -3.27 1957 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-02 02:15 AM Jan 46.2% 44.8% 42%
2021-03-01 03:15 AM Feb 48.2% 46.2% 43%
2021-03-31 12:30 AM Mar 48.7% 48.2% 46%
2021-05-01 05:20 AM Apr 49.5% 48.7% 38%
2021-06-01 02:45 AM May 49.5%
2021-07-02 04:00 AM Jun
2021-08-04 02:30 AM Jul
2021-09-03 12:30 AM Aug


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Iran Inflation Rate at 22-Month High of 49.5%
The annual inflation rate in Iran increased to 49.5 percent in April 2021, the most since June 2019, from 48.7 percent in the previous month, due mainly to faster rise in prices of both housing & utilities (29.8% vs 28.4%) and transport (56.3% vs 54.0%). Also, inflation accelerated for furniture & household equipment (71.3% vs 68.3% in March), clothing & footwear (55.6% vs 52.1%), restaurants & hotels (58.1% vs 49.1%), recreation & culture (61.7% vs 60.1%), miscellaneous goods & services (53.4% vs 47.8%), and health & medical services (44.3% vs 40.2%). Meanwhile, prices continued to increase for food & non-alcoholic beverages (63.5% vs 67.0%), communication (19.4% vs 20.3%), and tobacco (47.9% vs 51.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 2.7 percent in April, the most in 5 months, accelerating from a 1.8 percent rise in March.
2021-05-01
Iran Inflation Rate Highest Since 2019
The annual inflation rate in Iran rose to 48.7 percent in March 2021, the most since June 2019, from 48.2 percent in the previous month, due mainly to faster rise in prices of housing & utilities (28.4% vs 27.1%). Also, inflation accelerated for furniture & household equipment (68.3% vs 64.1% in February), clothing & footwear (52.1% vs 49.7%), restaurants & hotels (49.1% vs 43.3%), recreation & culture (60.1% vs 59.5%), and health & medical services (40.2% vs 37.8%). Meanwhile, prices continued to increase for food & non-alcoholic beverages (67.0% vs 67.2%), transport (54.0% vs 56.7%), miscellaneous goods & services (47.8% vs 48.5%), communication (20.3% vs 21.8%), and tobacco (51.7% vs 54.3%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 1.8 percent in March, after a 2.5 percent gain in February.
2021-03-31
Iran Inflation Rate at 21-Month High of 48.2%
The annual inflation rate in Iran increased to 48.2 percent in February 2021, the most since May 2019, from 46.2 percent in the previous month, as food & non-alcoholic beverages inflation accelerated to a 19-month high of 67.2% in February from 60.0% in January. Also, inflation accelerated for furniture & household equipment (66.9% vs 64.1%); miscellaneous goods & services (48.5% vs 47.3%); clothing & footwear (49.7% vs 47.0%); restaurants & hotels (43.3% vs 38.1%); recreation & culture (59.5% vs 54.9%), and health & medical services (37.8% vs 36.5%). Meanwhile, prices continued to increase for housing & utilities (27.1% vs 27.5%); transport (56.7% vs 62.5%); communication (21.8% vs 24.5%), and tobacco (54.3% vs 54.5%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 2.5 percent in February, the most in three months, after a 1.8 percent growth in January.
2021-03-01
Iran Inflation Rate Accelerates to 46.2% in January
The annual inflation rate in Iran increased to 46.2 percent in January 2021 from 44.8 percent in the previous month, mainly due to a faster rise in prices of both housing & utilities (27.5% vs 26.1% in December 2020) and food & non-alcoholic beverages (60.0% vs 58.0%). Also, inflation accelerated for furniture & household equipment (64.1% vs 59.6%); miscellaneous goods & services (47.3% vs 45.2%); clothing & footwear (47.0% vs 44.4%); restaurants & hotels (38.1% vs 36.6%); recreation & culture (54.9% vs 52.5%); tobacco (54.5% vs 53.2%), and health & medical services (36.5% vs 34.5%). Meanwhile, prices continued to increase for transport (62.5% vs 65.2%); communication (24.0% vs 24.5%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 1.8 percent in January, the least since March last year, after a 2.0 percent gain in December.
2021-02-02

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.