Majlis’ Research Center has published figures that show Iran’s economic growth in the 12-month period ending in January 2013 to be 0.39 percent, Mehr News Agency reported today.
The figure reported by Majlis research center is the lowest rate of economic growth in the region and 164th in the world. President Ahmadinejad has been insisting that the rate was over 10 percent, and his minister of economy had put the rate at 5 percent.
This report also notes that while the Central Bank of Iran had put the country’s inflation in August at 21 percent, Iran had the highest inflation rate in the region.
File photo: Tehran Bazaar (Fatemeh Behboudi/Mehr News Agency)