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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 91-620-X
    Description:

    This report aims to describe the methods used for the calculation of projection parameters, the various projection assumptions and their rationales.

    Release date: 2022-08-22

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2022005
    Description:

    This technical guide describes the estimation of the Building Construction Price Index (BCPI). It explains the component cost methodology, the aggregation structure, and the data sources used to derive price relatives that are appropriately aggregated to estimate the index. The BCPI measures the quarterly change over time in the prices that contractors charge to construct a range of new residential and non-residential buildings.

    Release date: 2022-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2022006
    Description:

    This article presents the data sources and methodology for the Machinery and Equipment Price Index (MEPI). The MEPI is an input price index that measures the quarterly change in the price of machinery and equipment purchased by industries in Canada. The MEPI is an important indicator of economic activity in all industries undertaking capital investment, serving as a tool for performance evaluation, cost monitoring, contract assessment and benchmark comparisons. It also provides supplemental information to the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts to calculate gross domestic product and measure changes in productivity.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2022003
    Description:

    This article presents the data sources and methodology for the New Housing Price Index (NHPI). The NHPI measures the monthly changes in the price of new residential homes in Canada represented by 27 Census Metropolitan areas and Census agglomerations. The NHPI is used by economists, academics, and the general public to monitor trends in this important component of the construction sector. Within Statistics Canada, components of the series are used in the calculation of some elements of the Consumer Price Index. In addition, the series are used by the Canada’s System of Macroeconomic Accounts for deflating the value of the national housing stock.

    Release date: 2022-04-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 75F0002M2020001
    Description:

    This note provides the definition of a first-time homebuyer concept used in the 2018 Canadian Housing Survey (CHS). It also includes the methodology used to identify first-time homebuyers and provides sensitivity analysis under alternative methodologies.

    Release date: 2020-01-15

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62-553-X
    Description:

    This Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) Reference Paper provides an overview the Canadian CPI. It is intended for a varied audience, ranging from users interested in general information to those requiring more technical or theoretical details. As such, it explains all the important aspects of the Canadian CPI: uses and interpretations, scope, classifications, sample strategy, price collection, index calculation, quality change, weights, basket updates, reliability and uncertainty, special cases and treatments and history.

    Release date: 2019-02-27
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  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2022005
    Description:

    This technical guide describes the estimation of the Building Construction Price Index (BCPI). It explains the component cost methodology, the aggregation structure, and the data sources used to derive price relatives that are appropriately aggregated to estimate the index. The BCPI measures the quarterly change over time in the prices that contractors charge to construct a range of new residential and non-residential buildings.

    Release date: 2022-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2022006
    Description:

    This article presents the data sources and methodology for the Machinery and Equipment Price Index (MEPI). The MEPI is an input price index that measures the quarterly change in the price of machinery and equipment purchased by industries in Canada. The MEPI is an important indicator of economic activity in all industries undertaking capital investment, serving as a tool for performance evaluation, cost monitoring, contract assessment and benchmark comparisons. It also provides supplemental information to the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts to calculate gross domestic product and measure changes in productivity.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2022003
    Description:

    This article presents the data sources and methodology for the New Housing Price Index (NHPI). The NHPI measures the monthly changes in the price of new residential homes in Canada represented by 27 Census Metropolitan areas and Census agglomerations. The NHPI is used by economists, academics, and the general public to monitor trends in this important component of the construction sector. Within Statistics Canada, components of the series are used in the calculation of some elements of the Consumer Price Index. In addition, the series are used by the Canada’s System of Macroeconomic Accounts for deflating the value of the national housing stock.

    Release date: 2022-04-20
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 91-620-X
    Description:

    This report aims to describe the methods used for the calculation of projection parameters, the various projection assumptions and their rationales.

    Release date: 2022-08-22

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 75F0002M2020001
    Description:

    This note provides the definition of a first-time homebuyer concept used in the 2018 Canadian Housing Survey (CHS). It also includes the methodology used to identify first-time homebuyers and provides sensitivity analysis under alternative methodologies.

    Release date: 2020-01-15

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62-553-X
    Description:

    This Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) Reference Paper provides an overview the Canadian CPI. It is intended for a varied audience, ranging from users interested in general information to those requiring more technical or theoretical details. As such, it explains all the important aspects of the Canadian CPI: uses and interpretations, scope, classifications, sample strategy, price collection, index calculation, quality change, weights, basket updates, reliability and uncertainty, special cases and treatments and history.

    Release date: 2019-02-27
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