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Table 1 Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada1

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Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada1
  (2002=100)
  Relative importance2 March 2008 March 2009 February 2008 to February 2009 March 2008 to March 2009
  Unadjusted
        % change
All-items 100.003 112.6 114.0 1.4 1.2
Food 17.04 112.6 121.5 7.4 7.9
Shelter 26.62 120.1 122.6 3.0 2.1
Household operations and furnishings 11.10 104.1 106.8 2.2 2.6
Clothing and footwear 5.36 96.0 95.7 -0.5 -0.3
Transportation 19.88 117.8 110.5 -5.8 -6.2
Health and personal care 4.73 107.9 110.5 2.5 2.4
Recreation, education and reading 12.20 101.3 101.8 0.3 0.5
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 3.07 126.6 129.7 1.9 2.4
All-items (1992=100)   134.1 135.7 1.3 1.2
Special aggregates          
Goods 48.78 108.1 107.6 -0.1 -0.5
Services 51.22 117.1 120.4 2.8 2.8
All-items excluding food and energy 73.57 109.6 111.1 1.3 1.4
Energy 9.38 143.2 127.1 -8.8 -11.2
Core CPI4 82.71 110.9 113.1 1.9 2.0
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 at (www.statcan.gc.ca/imdb-bmdi/index-eng.htm).
Figures may not add 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).