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. source: Statistical Center of Iran

Inflation Rate in Iran averaged 14.72 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 February 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 25.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Iran Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 25.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Iran Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
46.20 44.80 59.02 -3.27 1957 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-03 02:00 AM Oct 41.4% 34.4% 31%
2020-12-02 02:30 AM Nov 46.4% 41.4% 31%
2021-01-05 01:30 AM Dec 44.8% 46.4% 44%
2021-02-02 02:15 AM Jan 46.2% 44.8% 42%
2021-03-02 02:45 AM Feb 46.2% 43%
2021-04-08 03:00 AM Mar
2021-05-12 02:00 AM Apr
2021-06-01 02:45 AM May


News Stream
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 Eases to 44.8% in December
The annual inflation rate in Iran declined to 44.8 percent in December 2020 from 46.4 percent in the previous month, due to a softer rise in prices of both transport (65.2% vs 96.5% in November) and communication (24.5% vs 25.4%). Meanwhile, inflation accelerated for food & non-alcoholic beverages (58.0% vs 56.7%); housing & utilities (26.1% vs 26.0%); furniture & household equipment (59.6% vs 55.0%); miscellaneous goods & services (45.2% vs 44.2%); clothing & footwear (44.4% vs 42.9%); restaurants & hotels (36.6% vs 33.4%); recreation & culture (52.5% vs 50.2%); tobacco (53.2% vs 50.7%), and health & medical services (34.5% vs 33.9%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 2.0 percent in December, after a 5.2 percent growth in November.
2021-01-05
Iran November Inflation Rate Rises to 16-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Iran increased to 46.4 percent in November 2020, the most since July last year, from 41.4 percent in the previous month. Inflation accelerated for most categories: food & non-alcoholic beverages (56.7% vs 40.4% in October); furniture & household equipment (55.0% vs 48.7%); miscellaneous goods & services (44.2% vs 42.3%); communication (25.4% vs 24.1%); clothing & footwear (42.9% vs 39.6%); restaurants & hotels (33.4% vs 27.5%); recreation & culture (50.2% vs 44.6%); tobacco (50.7% vs 42.3%), and health & medical services (33.9% vs 31.0%). Meantime, inflation eased for both transport (96.5% vs 109.5) and housing & utilities (26.0% vs 26.3%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 5.2 percent in November, after a 7 percent gain in October.
2020-12-02
Iran Inflation Rate at 14-Month High of 41.4%
The annual inflation rate in Iran increased to 41.4 percent in October 2020, the most since August last year, from 34.4 percent in the previous month. Inflation accelerated for all categories: food & non-alcoholic beverages (40.4% vs 31.4% in September); housing & utilities (26.3% vs 26.2%); transport (109.5% vs 80.8); furniture & household equipment (48.7% vs 39.4%); miscellaneous goods & services (42.3% vs 35.9%); communication (24.1% vs 16.8%); clothing & footwear (39.6% vs 34.4%); restaurants & hotels (27.5% vs 24.6%); recreation & culture (44.6% vs 37.6%); tobacco (42.3% vs 33.7%), and health & medical services (31.0% vs 25.9%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 7 percent in October, after a 3.6 percent gain in September.
2020-11-03

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.