Official Name: The Islamic Republic of Iran
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Theocratic Republic
Official Name (Local Language): Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran
ISO Country Codes: IR : IRN
Internet Domain: .ir
Government Web Site:
Capital: Tehran Main Airports: Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport
Language(s): Persian Population: 85,888,910
Currency: Iranian Rial ISO Currency Code: IRR
Telephone Dial In: +98 ID Prefix: 00

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Sovereign Ratings:
Central Bank: The Central Bank of Iran
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 32,769.7 Iranian rials (IRR) per US dollar (2017 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 11.8% (2017 est.)
Population below poverty line: 18.7% (2007 est.)
Inflation Rate: 10% (2017 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 18% (2016 - World Bank)
GDP: $581.252 billion (2019 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $12,389 (2019 est.)
Currency Name: Iranian Rial
Currency Code: IRR
World Bank Classification: Upper Middle Income

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 9.1% wheat, rice, other grains, sugar beets, sugarcane, fruits, nuts, cotton; dairy products, wool; caviar
Industry: 39.9% petroleum, petrochemicals, gas, fertilizers, caustic soda, textiles, cement and other construction materials, food processing (particularly sugar refining and vegetable oil
Services: 51%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

Financial Exchanges:
Commodities Exchange: Iran Energy Exchange ; Iran Mercantile Exchange ; Stock & Securities Exchange: Iran Fara Bourse Securities Exchange ; Tehran Stock Exchange ;

National Statistics Office:
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Subject to Country Specific Sanctions? EU and OFAC

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Business Language(s): English; Persian
Customs & Excise: Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance
Development Bank(s): Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Islamic Development Bank;
National Standards Bureau: Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran
Competitive Ind’l Performance: 99/141 (2019) Corruption Perceptions Index: 149/180 (2020)
Ease of Doing Business: 127/190 (2019) Enabling Trade Index: 132/136 (2016)
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