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Thursday, February 28, 2008
January 2008

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 increased 6.7% to 134.6 (2003=100) in January, as a result of annual price increases and higher prices for fuel. The courier portion rose 8.1%, while the local messengers component rose 0.3%.

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, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact the Client Services Section (613-951-9606; fax: 613-951-1539;, Prices Division.