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Things You Need to Know about Iranian Economy
نوشته شده توسط سیاوش شهابی در Monday 4 May 2020

The Iranian economy is facing many crises that need to be reformed in various areas. not only economists who constantly mentioned this point in the Iranian media, also all people know this. An economy that has historically suffered from high inflation, low employment, low economic growth, fluctuations, poverty and inequality, all of which occur in a society where citizens also face all kinds of political, religious, and gender discrimination.

Iran’s economic growth over the past decade has been extremely unstable as a result of deep political and economic crises. During the first five years of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2005-2013), whit rising oil prices and the injection of oil dollars into the country’s economy, economic growth was relatively high, but at the same time, it fueled widespread poverty and unemployment. After the relative recovery of economic growth from 2009 to 2011, the escalation of the nuclear crisis and oil sanctions formed to one of the deepest recessions of recent decades at 2011 in Iran, so that Iran’s GDP falling about to 9%. The government of Hassan Rouhani, who took over the country after the deep recession of 2012,  it was incapable of generating significant economic growth, and most real non-oil economic growth in the eleventh government was no more than about 3% (year 2014). The government and its supporters believe that sanctions is the main cause of the economy crisis.

In the remainder of this article, I will attempt to investigate this claim by presenting statistics, figures and explanations of working conditions in Iran. Since this article is written for readers outside of Iran, there is naturally need to provide statistics and information that will make the article a little longer. It should also be borne in mind that this article does not address the foreign policy of Iran, which is itself part of the economic crisis, and I leave it to the another article.

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