Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, April 2012

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The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index increased 0.6% in April compared with March. The courier portion rose 0.7% and the local messenger component advanced 0.6%.

The index increased 4.8% in April compared with the same month in 2011.

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The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index 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.

These indexes are available at the Canada level only.

Available without charge in CANSIM: table CANSIM table329-0053.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number survey number5064.

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