Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, April 2019
The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index (CMSPI) increased 0.7% in April, after posting no change in March.
The couriers component rose 0.6%, while the local messengers and local delivery component increased 1.4%.
The CMSPI rose 3.2% in April compared with the same month in 2018. Both the couriers (+3.2%) and the local messengers and local delivery (+3.0%) components increased.
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 video entitled "Producer Price Indexes" is available on the Statistics Canada Training Institute webpage. It provides an introduction to Statistics Canada's Producer Price Indexes: what they are, how they are made and what they are used for.
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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