Shaqaqi stated that Iran’s investment growth during the 1390s was -5% and said “If Iran is to reach a standpoint in the region’s economy and among the rival countries, we should plan for national production.”
Radio Goftogoo "Saad saal beh az in salha" program had a phone call interview spoke with Dr. Vahid Shaghaghi, Dean of Economics Faculty in Kharazmi University and the economic expert.
Vahid Shaghaghi considered national production as the main issue of the country and said; “All officials, both economic and non-economic, are aware that a sanctioned country involved in economic war which intends to rely on domestic oil and gas and strategic affairs, and of course is to manage the process of domestic manufacturing, should definitely focus on quality and sufficient national production.
*Annual GDP Per Capita growth rates has dropped by 34% in Iran
Referring to the Iranian Supreme Leader’s recent speeches which put the priority on economic slogans, Shaghaghi said; “Last year was named the year for "Leap in Production", and this year," Production, Support and Elimination of Obstacles”. We suffered the most severe sanctions twice during the 1390s, and the country’s economic growth was zero over this period, and the annual GDP Per Capita growth rates has dropped by 34% in Iran.
This economic expert declared that investment growth in Iran has been -5%, adding that all statistics in the 90s show that in addition to sanctions and poor management, investment in Iran has been low and the production rate wasn’t acceptable.
“If Iran is to reach a standpoint in the region’s economy and among the rival countries, we should plan for national production improve it in terms of quantity and quality. But unfortunately, despite the emphasis of the the Supreme Leader in recent years, there are still serious obstacles to production,” said Shaghaghi
The dean of Economic Faculty in Kharazmi University pointed out the challenges that the economy and production face; “corruption and monopoly rent in production, excessive imports, smuggling of goods, lack of a clear plan for industrial development in the country and weak business environment are the challenges that our economy and production confront, and in practice the potential of the country is not realized.
*Failure to use the existing capacities of our country is an obstacle to the production boom
Shaghaghi pointed that ignoring the existing capacities of the country is an obstacle to the production boom; “About 300 to 400 million dollars are spent annually on the import of black fabric, while we can easily produce it inside the country.”