TEHRAN – The World Bank has forecasted Iran’s economic growth in 2023 and predicted a 2.2 percent hike for the country.
The World Bank estimated Iran’s economic growth at 2.9 percent in 2022.
The international financial body predicts that Iran’s economy will grow by 1.9 percent in 2024.
Global Recession Warning as World Bank Cuts Economic Forecast
The global economy is “perilously close to falling into recession”, according to the latest forecast from the World Bank.
It expects the world economy to grow by just 1.7% this year - a sharp decrease from the 3% it predicted in June.
The report blames a number of factors stemming from Russia, Ukraine war and the impact of the pandemic.
The effects of higher interest rates are picked out as the key challenge for policy makers to overcome.
World Bank president David Malpass said the downturn would be “broad-based” and growth in people’s earnings in almost every part of the world was likely to “be slower than it was during the decade before Covid-19”.
The 1.7% growth figure would be the lowest since 1991, with the exceptions of the recessions of 2009 and 2020, which were caused by the global financial crisis and the Covid pandemic.
The World Bank said the U.S., the Eurozone and China - the three most influential parts of the world for economic growth - were “all undergoing a period of pronounced weakness”, a downturn that was worsening the problems faced by poorer countries.