Economy, Domestic Economy

Central Bank: PPI at 4%

Central Bank:  PPI at 4%Central Bank:  PPI at 4%

The average Producer Price Index in the 12-month period ending January 19, which marks the end of the Iranian month of Dey, reached 4% compared with last year’s corresponding period, according to the latest report by the Central Bank of Iran. The CBI put the preceding month’s PPI inflation at 3.5%. A year-on-year increase of 8.5% was registered in the index compared with the similar month of last year. The PPI (using Iranian year to March 2012) stood at 233.3 in Dey, indicating a 1% growth compared with the previous month. The importance of PPI lies in its predictive content for the future pattern of Consumer Price Index. Changes in PPI are usually reflected in CPI within a short period of time. The central bank’s latest data on the CPI show the goods and services CPI for urban areas in the 12 months to January 19 increased by 8.6% compared with last year’s corresponding period.

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