Table 1
Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada – Not seasonally adjusted

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Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada – Not seasonally adjusted
  Relative importance1 September 2011 August 2012 September 2012 August to September 2012 September 2011 to September 2012
  % (2002=100) % change
All-items Consumer Price Index (CPI) 100.002 120.6 121.8 122.0 0.2 1.2
Food 15.99 128.2 131.7 130.3 -1.1 1.6
Shelter 27.49 125.7 127.4 127.2 -0.2 1.2
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 11.55 111.6 112.7 113.2 0.4 1.4
Clothing and footwear 5.31 95.0 89.5 93.3 4.2 -1.8
Transportation 20.60 126.3 127.5 128.3 0.6 1.6
Health and personal care 4.95 117.5 119.8 118.5 -1.1 0.9
Recreation, education and reading 11.20 106.9 107.6 107.7 0.1 0.7
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 2.91 135.9 137.8 137.7 -0.1 1.3
Special aggregates            
Core CPI3 82.15 118.4 119.7 119.9 0.2 1.3
All-items CPI excluding energy 89.92 117.8 118.8 118.9 0.1 0.9
Energy4 10.08 156.0 159.2 160.6 0.9 2.9
Gasoline 5.80 180.4 184.9 188.8 2.1 4.7
All-items CPI excluding food and energy 73.93 115.5 116.0 116.4 0.3 0.8
Goods 47.80 113.5 114.0 114.2 0.2 0.6
Services 52.20 127.8 129.6 129.8 0.2 1.6
1.
2009 CPI basket weights at April 2011 prices, Canada, effective May 2011. Detailed weights are available under the Documentation section of survey 2301 (www.statcan.gc.ca/imdb-bmdi/2301-eng.htm).
2.
Figures may not add to 100% as a result of rounding.
3.
The Bank of Canada's core index excludes eight of the Consumer Price Index's most volatile components (fruit, fruit preparations and nuts; vegetables and vegetable preparations; mortgage interest cost; natural gas; fuel oil and other fuels; gasoline; inter-city transportation; and tobacco products and smokers' supplies) as well as the effects of changes in indirect taxes on the remaining components. For additional information on the core CPI, please consult the Bank of Canada website (www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/indicators/key-variables/inflation-control-target/).
4.
The special aggregate "Energy" includes: electricity; natural gas; fuel oil and other fuels; gasoline; and fuel, parts and supplies for recreational vehicles.