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E-commerce and the Consumer Price Index: Measuring Inflation in a Digital Economy

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Released: 2019-09-27

A new analytical article, "E-commerce and the Consumer Price Index: Measuring Inflation in a Digital Economy," is now available in the Prices Analytical Series.

The article explores the effect of e-commerce on the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) and discusses the evolution of price collection and methods used in the context of an increasingly digitalized retail landscape.

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The article is based on Canadian price data collected for the Consumer Price Index (CPI), covering Canada.

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The analytical article "E-commerce and the Consumer Price Index: Measuring Inflation in a Digital Economy" is now available in the Prices Analytical Series (Catalogue number62F0014M).

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