EghtesadOnline: Over the past decade, goods and services in Iran suffered at least two bouts of price shocks following unprecedented volatility in the currency market due to foreign economic sanctions.
EghtesadOnline: The average price growth of goods and services was around 10% during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22).
EghtesadOnline: Major Iranian metropolises are making efforts to boost public transport services by expanding bus and taxi fleets and investing in subway projects.
EghtesadOnline: The monthly goods and services Consumer Price Index growth fell to an 18-month low in the sixth month of the Iranian year (ended Sept. 22), latest data released by the Statistical Center of Iran show.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 20,955 public complaints were filed against goods and service providers with the industries, mining and trade organizations of provinces in the Iranian month ended July 22, according to an official with Consumers and Producers Protection Organization.
EghtesadOnline: The overall Producer Price Index for the services sector (using 2011 as the base year) stood at 347.8 in the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21), indicating a 5.9% increase compared with the preceding quarter and a 32.6% rise compared with last year's same quarter.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 262,649 public complaints were filed against goods and service providers with the industries, mining and trade organizations of Iranian provinces in the last Iranian year (March 2018-19), which shows a 39% increase in number compared with the corresponding period of the preceding year.
EghtesadOnline: To gain a competitive edge in the saturated startup market, two new online firms have been launched offering a wide range of services from housekeeping to cleaning and repairs, along with auto maintenance and carwash.
EghtesadOnline: A new startup has been launched in Tehran that offers a variety of services from repairing home appliances and electronics to educational material and online courses.
EghtesadOnline: The government of President Hassan Rouhani is mulling reintroduction of the gasoline rationing system that ended in 2015 and the restrictions could, and very likely will, harm ride-hailing companies, with drivers already complaining about low fares.