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Freight Rail Services Price Index, January 2023

Released: 2023-01-31

Data for January for the Freight Rail Services Price Index (2018=100) are now available.

  Note to readers

The Freight Rail Services Price Index is a monthly index that measures the price changes for delivering a carload of a certain commodity and of a specific weight over a specific distance (specific origin and destination) and under certain terms of shipment.

Data are available at the Canada level only, and only for certain commodities.

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


For a more detailed explanation of the methodology used, please consult the "Technical Guide for the Freight Rail Services Price Index (FRSPI)."

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 compiled, and what they are used for.

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

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