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  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2019004
    Description:

    This paper describes a measure of inflation as experienced by seniors in Canada for the period of January 2013 to August 2018. It defines a senior population, examines their spending behavior, and describes the construction of a Senior Price Index (SPI). An analysis by geography and by major consumer basket components is provided, as well as a comparison with the official Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI).

    Release date: 2019-06-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62F0072G
    Description:

    The primary source of data used in post index construction are periodic retail-price and cost-of-living surveys conducted at foreign locations by the foreign service personnel stationed there. Statistics Canada analyses this survey data. In addition to a variety of price information gathered from retail outlets patronized by Canadian personnel at the post, data are also obtained regarding their spending patterns, along with information on the availability of any special local purchasing facilities, and the extent to which staff make direct importation of consumer goods from other countries. The general aim is for full-scale surveys to be carried out at about three-year intervals. However, specific studies may be undertaken more or less frequently than this, depending on the volatility of retail price conditions in each particular country, the instability of exchange rates and the extent to which close monitoring of changes in the local retail price situation being faced by Canadian personnel can be achieved through reference to other statistical indicators.

    Release date: 2010-06-09

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200800010991
    Description:

    In the evaluation of prospective survey designs, statistical agencies generally must consider a large number of design factors that may have a substantial impact on both survey costs and data quality. Assessments of trade-offs between cost and quality are often complicated by limitations on the amount of information available regarding fixed and marginal costs related to: instrument redesign and field testing; the number of primary sample units and sample elements included in the sample; assignment of instrument sections and collection modes to specific sample elements; and (for longitudinal surveys) the number and periodicity of interviews. Similarly, designers often have limited information on the impact of these design factors on data quality.

    This paper extends standard design-optimization approaches to account for uncertainty in the abovementioned components of cost and quality. Special attention is directed toward the level of precision required for cost and quality information to provide useful input into the design process; sensitivity of cost-quality trade-offs to changes in assumptions regarding functional forms; and implications for preliminary work focused on collection of cost and quality information. In addition, the paper considers distinctions between cost and quality components encountered in field testing and production work, respectively; incorporation of production-level cost and quality information into adaptive design work; as well as costs and operational risks arising from the collection of detailed cost and quality data during production work. The proposed methods are motivated by, and applied to, work with partitioned redesign of the interview and diary components of the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey.

    Release date: 2009-12-03

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X200800210669
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The objective of this article is a comprehensive statistical review of Canadian agriculture in 2007, a compilation of key statistical information along with the analysis and interpretations of Statistics Canada's commodity specialists.

    Release date: 2008-10-02

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X200800810675
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A look at how higher prices have affected households, and how consumers are adapting, as well as the impact of higher energy prices on exports and imports.

    Release date: 2008-08-14

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2007057
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Using data from the monthly Retail Trade Survey this study examines the sales for the year 2006. This annual review describes sales growth and trends by trade groups such as new motor vehicle dealers, supermarkets and general merchandise stores. This study focuses on provincial sales.

    Release date: 2007-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2006042
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    This survey analyzes the highlights of consumer prices in 2005 focusing on the various components of the Consumer Price Index such as energy, services and durable goods, This study also looks at the provincial dimension and compares Canadian prices to other countries.

    Release date: 2006-05-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20050118806
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Gasoline's share of consumer incomes rose both because of higher prices and increased consumption. The increase for household fuel was less onerous, as electricity rates have been more restrained. A number of industries, such as farming, forestry and travel are struggling with the rising cost of energy inputs.

    Release date: 2005-11-10

  • Articles and reports: 62-001-X20050068081
    Description:

    This study examined the inflation rate experienced by two sets of households - the 20% with the lowest incomes and the 20% with the highest incomes - between January 1992 and February 2004. The Consumer Price Index tracked closely the inflation experienced by these two groups.

    Release date: 2005-07-22

  • Articles and reports: 62-001-X20050058080
    Description:

    This study examines the inflation rate experienced by seniors-only households from 1992 to 2004. Their inflation rate is compared with that of all other households and the official Consumer Price Index.

    Release date: 2005-06-24
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  • Table: 62-001-X20040016915
    Description:

    This article provides annual average index movements in components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the year 2003.

    Release date: 2004-02-20
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  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2019004
    Description:

    This paper describes a measure of inflation as experienced by seniors in Canada for the period of January 2013 to August 2018. It defines a senior population, examines their spending behavior, and describes the construction of a Senior Price Index (SPI). An analysis by geography and by major consumer basket components is provided, as well as a comparison with the official Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI).

    Release date: 2019-06-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X200800010991
    Description:

    In the evaluation of prospective survey designs, statistical agencies generally must consider a large number of design factors that may have a substantial impact on both survey costs and data quality. Assessments of trade-offs between cost and quality are often complicated by limitations on the amount of information available regarding fixed and marginal costs related to: instrument redesign and field testing; the number of primary sample units and sample elements included in the sample; assignment of instrument sections and collection modes to specific sample elements; and (for longitudinal surveys) the number and periodicity of interviews. Similarly, designers often have limited information on the impact of these design factors on data quality.

    This paper extends standard design-optimization approaches to account for uncertainty in the abovementioned components of cost and quality. Special attention is directed toward the level of precision required for cost and quality information to provide useful input into the design process; sensitivity of cost-quality trade-offs to changes in assumptions regarding functional forms; and implications for preliminary work focused on collection of cost and quality information. In addition, the paper considers distinctions between cost and quality components encountered in field testing and production work, respectively; incorporation of production-level cost and quality information into adaptive design work; as well as costs and operational risks arising from the collection of detailed cost and quality data during production work. The proposed methods are motivated by, and applied to, work with partitioned redesign of the interview and diary components of the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey.

    Release date: 2009-12-03

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X200800210669
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The objective of this article is a comprehensive statistical review of Canadian agriculture in 2007, a compilation of key statistical information along with the analysis and interpretations of Statistics Canada's commodity specialists.

    Release date: 2008-10-02

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X200800810675
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A look at how higher prices have affected households, and how consumers are adapting, as well as the impact of higher energy prices on exports and imports.

    Release date: 2008-08-14

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2007057
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Using data from the monthly Retail Trade Survey this study examines the sales for the year 2006. This annual review describes sales growth and trends by trade groups such as new motor vehicle dealers, supermarkets and general merchandise stores. This study focuses on provincial sales.

    Release date: 2007-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2006042
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    This survey analyzes the highlights of consumer prices in 2005 focusing on the various components of the Consumer Price Index such as energy, services and durable goods, This study also looks at the provincial dimension and compares Canadian prices to other countries.

    Release date: 2006-05-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20050118806
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Gasoline's share of consumer incomes rose both because of higher prices and increased consumption. The increase for household fuel was less onerous, as electricity rates have been more restrained. A number of industries, such as farming, forestry and travel are struggling with the rising cost of energy inputs.

    Release date: 2005-11-10

  • Articles and reports: 62-001-X20050068081
    Description:

    This study examined the inflation rate experienced by two sets of households - the 20% with the lowest incomes and the 20% with the highest incomes - between January 1992 and February 2004. The Consumer Price Index tracked closely the inflation experienced by these two groups.

    Release date: 2005-07-22

  • Articles and reports: 62-001-X20050058080
    Description:

    This study examines the inflation rate experienced by seniors-only households from 1992 to 2004. Their inflation rate is compared with that of all other households and the official Consumer Price Index.

    Release date: 2005-06-24

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2005030
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    This study examines the inflation rate experienced by lower- and higher-income households from 1992 to 2004. The reasons for Canada-wide and provincial-level differences in inflation are examined.

    Release date: 2005-06-17
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62F0072G
    Description:

    The primary source of data used in post index construction are periodic retail-price and cost-of-living surveys conducted at foreign locations by the foreign service personnel stationed there. Statistics Canada analyses this survey data. In addition to a variety of price information gathered from retail outlets patronized by Canadian personnel at the post, data are also obtained regarding their spending patterns, along with information on the availability of any special local purchasing facilities, and the extent to which staff make direct importation of consumer goods from other countries. The general aim is for full-scale surveys to be carried out at about three-year intervals. However, specific studies may be undertaken more or less frequently than this, depending on the volatility of retail price conditions in each particular country, the instability of exchange rates and the extent to which close monitoring of changes in the local retail price situation being faced by Canadian personnel can be achieved through reference to other statistical indicators.

    Release date: 2010-06-09
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