Iran: Regime’s Engineering of Statistics does not Fool the People
According to the Iranian opposition, The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), there has been a 90 percent increase in inflation when compared to autumn 2019.
The inflation and growth rates
It also indicated that the inflation of imported goods in autumn last year was over 588 percent and that there was a 412 percent growth in the annual inflation of commodities.
In its report issued last week, the Iranian Statistics Center detailed the inflation and growth rates, showing that there has been a very significant inflation rate. Of course, the price of products has greatly increased and it is the people of Iran that suffer the consequences.
The statistics center also indicated that the lowest annual inflation rate relates to “raw skin and leather skin” whereas the highest rate relates to “mechanical machinery and machines, electrical equipment, components, and spare parts”.
The inflation increase dramatically
The government of Iran has been talking about inflation rates reducing but these statistics show the opposite. Imported goods are seeing inflation increase dramatically and it is the people of Iran that are feeling the consequences of this – they are the ones that are paying more for their goods.
Furthermore, it must be noted that so-called “official” statistics in Iran cannot be trusted. The regime has a long history of hiding the reality in the country in a bid to make the situation look more under control than it really is. This is especially true in the areas that the regime has failed in, including unemployment, statistics regarding the Coronavirus health crisis, and so on.
Economic prosperity dream for the people
The regime’s engineered statistics also have the aim of trying to persuade the public that the Iranian government and the country’s leaders are responsible for “economic prosperity” – something that is quite simply a dream for the people.
The people of Iran are well past the point of believing anything that the regime has to say. The people know that all of the crises across the country are due to the regime’s mismanagement and widespread corruption, it’s meddling abroad, its terrorist activities, its nuclear and ballistic missile development, and more. This is why there have been several significant uprisings over the course of the past few years.
The explosive state of society
The state-run media outlets in Iran are continuing to warn the regime about the explosive state of society, emphasizing that the regime will be taken by surprise by the intensity of the next outburst of dissent.
The Iranian regime has been using the Coronavirus pandemic to control the people and to keep protesters at bay. However, this is just one more thing that is adding to the people’s anger and they will not forget the regime’s shocking mismanagement of the health crisis.
Iran had the advantage of being able to see how countries that got their first cases of the mutant virus reacted, enabling them to make decisions based on what has and has not worked elsewhere. However, it lied and deceived the people, ensuring that the situation degraded the whole way across the country.