IMF to correct data on Iran economy

TEHRAN – The International Monetary Fund
(IMF) has promised to correct its statistics about Iran GDP growth for
2009 and 2010, saying its released data was just an estimation.

According to Mehr news agency, a delegation from IMF, headed by
Dominique Given, deputy of IMF Middle East and Central Asia Department,
visited Iranian officials on Sunday in Tehran.

In a meeting with Iranian deputy economy minister, Given said
that because of lack of statistical information, the IMF’s
newly-published report about Iran economy were only projections and
forecasts. “By receiving new statistics especially in industry and
agriculture sectors, we will adjust former forecasts”, he added.

IMF in its new report had published pessimistic rates about Iran
economic growth in 2008 and 2009, which experts believe that don’t cope
with Iran economic realities. These figures had huge differences with
World Bank projections. IMF forecasted Iran GDP growth rate in 2009
almost 0.1 percent and about 1 percent in 2010.

In the meeting, he praised conducting the subsidy reform plan in
Iran and said: “We follow Iran’s economic reforms accurately and
request transmitting of Iran experience in the subsidies system reforms
to other countries which still… >>>

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