For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index, first quarter 2018
The For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index increased 3.1% in the first quarter, following a 2.8% increase in the fourth quarter of 2017. This was the seventh consecutive quarterly gain.
Both the general freight trucking (+3.4%) and the specialized freight trucking (+2.4%) components increased.
The index was up 7.5% in the first quarter compared with the same quarter in 2017. Both the general freight trucking (+8.4%) and the specialized freight trucking (+5.5%) components rose.
Note to readers
The For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index measures changes over time in prices for the for-hire motor carrier freight services provided by general and specialized freight trucking companies.
Data are available at the Canada level only.
With each release, data for the previous quarter may have been revised. The series 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.
A Historical Timeline of Canadian Producer Price Statistics
"A Historical Timeline of Canadian Producer Price Statistics," which is part of the Prices Analytical Series (), 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? 62F0014M
Infographic: Producer Price Indexes at a Glance
The infographic, "Producer Price Indexes at a Glance," which is part of Statistics Canada — Infographics (), demonstrates how producer price indexes for goods and services are calculated and why they are important for the Canadian economy. 11-627-M
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