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Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index

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The Daily

Thursday, December 21, 2006
November 2006

The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index (CMSPI) is a monthly price index measuring the change over time in prices for courier and messenger services provided by long and short distance delivery companies to Canadian-based business clients.

The CMSPI decreased 1.4% to 118.1 (2003=100) in November. The courier portion fell 1.7% from October, while the local messengers component edged down 0.7% as a result of lower fuel charges.

These indexes are available at the Canada level only.

Available on CANSIM: table 329-0053.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5064.

For more information, contact Client Services (toll-free 1-866-230-2248; 613-951-9606; To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Perry Kirkpatrick (613-951-1930;, Prices Division.