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Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index, first quarter 2018

Released: 2018-06-08

Architectural, Engineering and Related Services

First quarter 2018

0.7% increase

(quarterly change)

The Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index (AESPI) rose 0.7% in the first quarter, following no change in the previous quarter.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index
Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index

Engineering services, the largest component of the AESPI, reported a price increase of 0.7% in the first quarter.

Prices rose 0.8% for surveying and mapping services and 0.5% for architectural and landscape architectural services.

Respondents who reported a price difference cited changes in input costs as the top reason for price increases, followed by changes in market demand.

Year-over-year change

Year over year, the AESPI rose 1.5% as a result of higher prices for engineering (+1.6%), architectural and landscape architectural (+1.3%) and surveying and mapping (+1.0%) services.


  Note to readers

The Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index is a quarterly survey that collects information on the prices of architectural, engineering, surveying and mapping services.

With each release, data for the previous quarter may have been revised. Data are also subject to an annual revision with the release of second quarter data of the following reference year. The index is not seasonally adjusted. Data are available at the Canada level only.

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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