Commercial Software Price Index

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February 2012  (Previous release)

The Commercial Software Price Index (CSPI) was unchanged in February compared with the previous month.

Year over year, the CSPI increased 0.1%.

Note: The Commercial Software Price Index is a monthly series measuring the change in the purchase price of pre-packaged software typically bought by businesses and governments. 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.

This index is available at the Canada level only.

Available without charge in CANSIM: table 331-0006.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5068.

The Commercial Software Price Index 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.