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Computers, peripherals and software price indexes, July 2020

Released: 2020-08-31

The computers, peripherals and software price indexes are now available for July.

  Note to readers

As of the June 2019 reference month, the Commercial Software Price Index and the computer and peripherals price indexes are now released together in The Daily under the title "Computers, peripherals and software price indexes."

The computer and peripherals price indexes are a monthly series that measures the changes over time in the price of computers, computer peripherals and smartphones sold to governments, businesses and households.

The Commercial Software Price Index is a monthly series that measures the change in the purchase price of software typically bought by businesses and governments.

With each release, data for the previous six months may have been revised.

The indexes are not seasonally adjusted.

These indexes are available at the Canada level only.


Statistics Canada has launched the Producer price indexes portal as part of a suite of portals for prices and price indexes. This webpage provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide variety of statistics and measures related to producer prices.

The video "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.

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