Computer and peripherals price indexes

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February 2012  (Previous release)

Prices for commercial computers decreased 0.4% from January to February, while consumer computer prices declined 1.7%. In the case of computer peripherals, monitor prices decreased 0.3% while printer prices were down 1.9%.

Year over year, prices declined for both commercial computers (-9.9%) and consumer computers (-4.6%). Also, monitor prices decreased 1.8% and printer prices were down 11.0%.

Note: The computer and peripherals price indexes are monthly series measuring changes over time in the price of computers and computer peripherals sold to governments, businesses and consumers. This release presents data that are not seasonally adjusted, and the indexes published are subject to a six-month revision period after dissemination of a given month's data.

These indexes are available at the Canada level only.

Available without charge in CANSIM: tables 331-0007 and 331-0008.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5032.

The computer and peripherals price indexes for March will be released on April 27.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-8116; or the Media Hotline (613-951-4636;, Communications Division.