Friday May 26 2017
Iran Inflation Rate at 12.60 percent
Consumer prices in Iran rose 12.6 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, compared to 11.9 percent increase in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since August 2015 as prices rose at a faster pace for: food and beverages (19.9 percent vs 17.8 percent in March); communications (6.8 percent vs 6.5 percent), restaurants and hotels (10.5 percent vs 10.3 percent), transport (8.2 percent from 8 percent); and clothing and footwear (6.5 percent vs 6.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.1 percent, after a 2 percent rise a month earlier.