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Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, April 2018

Released: 2018-05-31

The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index (CMSPI) was unchanged in April, following six consecutive monthly increases. The couriers component was unchanged while the local messengers and local delivery component increased 0.6%.

Year-over-year change

The CMSPI rose 4.5% in April compared with the same month last year. Both the couriers (+4.3%) and the local delivery (+5.4%) components increased.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index
Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index

  Note to readers

The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index is a monthly index that measures the price changes for courier and messenger services provided by long- and short-distance delivery companies to Canadian-based business clients.

Data are available at the Canada level only.

With each release, data for the previous six months may have been revised. The index is not seasonally adjusted.

A Historical Timeline of Canadian Producer Price Statistics

"A Historical Timeline of Canadian Producer Price Statistics," which is part of the Prices Analytical Series (Catalogue number62F0014M), was created to showcase the key milestones in the history of Canadian producer price statistics. This historical timeline contains answers to questions such as: Who collected Canada's first statistics? What do Canadian producer price indexes measure?

Infographic: Producer Price Indexes at a Glance

The infographic "Producer Price Indexes at a Glance," which is part of Statistics Canada — Infographics (Catalogue number11-627-M), demonstrates how producer price indexes for goods and services are calculated and why they are important for the Canadian economy.

Contact information

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