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Iran

Iran : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$76.1 billion (2011 est.)
$68.45 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$131.8 billion (2011 est.)
$108.6 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

22.5% (2011 est.)
12.4% (2010 est.)
note: official Iranian estimate

Unemployment rate

15.3% (2011 est.)
14.6% (2010 est.)
note: data are according to the Iranian Government

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$13,200 (2011 est.)
$13,200 (2010 est.)
$12,600 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

3% (2010 est.)
1.5% (2009 est.)
2.5% (2008 est.)

Internet users

8.214 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

67.5 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.247% (2012 est.)

Population

78,868,711 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and Shah Mohammad Reza PAHLAVI was forced into exile.

Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political authority vested in a learned religious scholar referred to commonly as the Supreme Leader who, according to the constitution, is accountable only to the Assembly of Experts - a popularly elected 86-member body of clerics.

US-Iranian relations have been strained since a group of Iranian students seized the US Embassy in Tehran on 4 November 1979 and held it until 20 January 1981.

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Iran

Economic overview

Iran's economy is marked by an inefficient state sector, reliance on the oil sector, which provides the majority of government revenues, and statist policies, which create major distortions throughout the system.

Private sector activity is typically limited to small-scale workshops, farming, and services.

Price controls, subsidies, and other rigidities weigh down the economy, undermining the potential for private-sector-led growth.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Iran January 2016 Updater

Country Forecast Iran January 2016 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • January 2016
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Domestic political disagreements over the merits of the international nuclear agreement signed in July 2015-the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)-will widen as the gradual reintegration of Iran ...

  • Countries : Iran

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: The Islamic Republic of Iran

D&B Country Insight Report: The Islamic Republic of Iran

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • October 2015
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : Iran, World

ISA

Iran - ISA Country Report

Iran - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • February 2016
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Iran, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Iran

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Georgia

Country Economic Forecasts > Georgia

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • February 2016
  • by Oxford Economics

GDP growth rose to 2.9% in Q4, giving full-year 2015 expansion of 2.8%. The pace may slow slightly in 2016 but is then seen rising to about 4.7% a year in 2017-18 as stronger net exports and investment ...

  • Countries : Europe, Russian Federation, Iran

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