Commercial Rents Services Price Index, first quarter 2018
The Commercial Rents Services Price Index rose 0.7% in the first quarter, following a 0.6% increase the previous quarter. The gain was attributable to higher average rents for all sectors, namely industrial, retail and office buildings.
The index was up 2.0% in the first quarter compared with the same quarter in 2017.
Note to readers
The Commercial Rents Services Price Index (CRSPI) is a monthly index, which is disseminated on a quarterly basis. Prices collected are average rents measured in price per square foot for a sample of commercial buildings.
With each release, data for the previous quarter may be revised. The series is also subject to an annual revision with the release of second quarter data for the following reference year.
The CRSPI is not seasonally adjusted and is 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 (), 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 (), is available. This infographic 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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