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National Consumer Price Index by Expenditure Deciles: in the Month of Farvardin of the year 1398

National Consumer Price Index by Expenditure Deciles: in the Month of Farvardin[1] of the year 1398[2]

 

The national inflation rate for the month of Farvardin of the year 1398 stood at 30.6 percent, fluctuating between 29.9 percent for the first decile (those with the lowest income) and 32.7 percent for the tenth decile (those with the highest income) among the expenditure deciles. The range of the twelve-month inflation changes in the major group of "food, beverages and tobacco" was between 41.3 percent for the first decile and 45.9 percent for the tenth decile. The major group of "non-food items and services” also saw these fluctuations ranging from 20.9 percent for the first decile to 29.8 percent for the tenth decile[3].

 

Inflationary gap in deciles

According to the inflation rates for the expenditure deciles, the deciles inflationary gap in this month stood at 2.8 percent showing a 0.2 percentage point decrease compared with the previous month (3.0 percent). The inflationary gap in the major groups of "food, beverages and tobacco” and "non-food items and services" increased by 0.5 and 1.0 percentage point, respectively in contrast to the previous month.

 

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[1] . Iranian months and their equivalent in Gregorian calendar

 

Farvardin (21 March-20April)                                                                            Mehr (23 September-22 October)

 

Ordibehesht (21 April-21 May)                                                                        Aban (23 October-21 November)

 

Khordad (22 May-21 June)                                                                              Azar (22 November-21 December)

 

Tir (22 June-22 July)                                                                                        Dey (22 December-20 January)

 

Mordad  (23 July-22 August)                                                                          Bahman (21 January-19 February)

 

Shahrivar (23 August-22 September)                                                             Esfand (20 February-20 March)

[2]- It is the Iranian year which usually begins on the day of 21 March of the Gregorian calendar. To find the corresponding year of the Gregorian calendar, add 621 or 622 (depending on the time of the year) to a solar Hijri year. For example the corresponding year of the year 1397 in the Gregorian calendar is (21 March 2018-20 March 2019).

[3] - Figures are rounded up to a decimal point.

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