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Table 1 Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada1

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Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada1
 Relative importance2February 2008February 2009January 2008 to January 2009February 2008 to February 2009
    % change
Household operations and furnishings11.10104.1106.42.32.2
Clothing and footwear5.3694.193.6-0.4-0.5
Health and personal care4.73107.7110.42.72.5
Recreation, education and reading12.20100.8101.10.10.3
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products3.07126.8129.22.21.9
All-items (1992=100) 133.6135.41.11.3
Special aggregates     
All-items excluding food and energy73.57109.4110.81.21.3
Core CPI482.71110.7112.81.91.9
The month-to-month percentage changes are available from the monthly publication The Consumer Price Index.
2005 CPI basket weights at April 2007 prices, Canada: Effective May 2007. Detailed weights are available under the Documentation section of survey 2301 (www.statcan.gc.ca/imdb-bmdi/index-eng.htm).
Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
The measure of Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) excludes from the All-items CPI the effect of changes in indirect taxes and eight of the most volatile components identified by the Bank of Canada: fruit, fruit preparations and nuts; vegetables and vegetable preparations; mortgage interest cost; natural gas; fuel oil and other fuel; gasoline; inter-city transportation; and tobacco products and smokers' supplies. For additional information on Core CPI, please consult the Bank of Canada website ( www.bankofcanada.ca/en/inflation/index.htm).