Changing the CPI to a new official time base (1992=100) - ARCHIVED

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The current official time base of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is 1986=100. This time base was first used when the CPI for June 1990 was released. Statistics Canada is about to convert all price index series to the time base 1992=100. As a result, all constant dollar series will be converted to 1992 dollars. The CPI will shift to the new time base when the CPI for January 1998 is released on February 27th, 1998.

Issue Number: 1997002
Author(s): Harnarine, Harold; Parlor, Margaret
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PDFNovember 17, 1997