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Electric Power Selling Price Index, December 2018

Released: 2019-02-12

The Electric Power Selling Price Index (2014=100) is now available for December.

  Note to readers

The Electric Power Selling Price Index is a monthly series that measures the price movements of sales of electricity by distributors to commercial and industrial users. Data are available for Canada, by region and by province.

With each release, data for the previous 12 months may have been revised. The index is not seasonally adjusted.

Coming soon: Experimental New Condominium Apartment Price Index

On February 15, Statistics Canada will release the first Experimental New Condominium Apartment Price Index (NCAPI). The new series complements the New Housing Price Index, which excludes apartment-style condominium units. The release of the Experimental NCAPI begins to close important data gaps in the measurement of residential property prices, by producing more comprehensive and representative price indexes for the new housing market.

The Experimental NCAPI will be the first product released on Statistics Canada's Experimental Corner. The Experimental Corner is a new area on the website where Statistics Canada will highlight innovative products that are experimental in nature.

The Experimental NCAPI series begins in the first quarter of 2017 and covers six census metropolitan areas. Data will be available in table 18-10-0162 on the day of release. The index methodology and data sources continue to be refined and tested. For these reasons, the indexes are considered experimental at this time.

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

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca) or Media Relations (613-951-4636; STATCAN.mediahotline-ligneinfomedias.STATCAN@canada.ca).

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