Service inflation: Why is it higher? A partial examination of the causes - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 61-532-X19970013505


For a number of years, the service component of the Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) has generally shown a higher rate of increase than the goods component. From 1961 to 1996, the average annual increase of service prices was 5.7 % as opposed to 4.9 % for goods.

Issue Number: 1997001
Author(s): Kostenbauer, Klaus; Prud'homme, Marc
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PDFFebruary 2, 1998