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  • Table: 18-10-0204-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 329-0079)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Index for electric power selling price at the Canada level. The index is released on a monthly basis. (2014=100) The index includes data for the current period, as well as those for the last four periods.

    Release date: 2018-08-14

  • Table: 18-10-0204-02
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Index for electric power selling price at the Canada level. The index is released on a monthly basis. (2014=100) Includes the index from a year ago, the index from last period, the index fromthe current period, period to period percentage change and year to year percentage change.

    Release date: 2018-08-14

  • Table: 10-10-0132-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 176-0075)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: This table contains 7 series, with data starting from 1972 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 items: Canada ...), Commodity (7 items: Total; all commodities; Metals and Minerals; Energy; Total excluding energy ...).
    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 10-10-0143-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 176-0076)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: This table contains 7 series, with data starting from 1972 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 item: Canada), Commodity (7 items: Total, all commodities; Total excluding energy; Energy; Metals and Minerals; ...).
    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 18-10-0249-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 332-0026)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Traveller accommodation services price index (TASPI) by client group. Monthly data are available from December 2000. The table presents data for the most recent reference period and the last four periods. The base period for the index is 2013=100.

    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 18-10-0249-02
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Traveller accommodation services price index (TASPI) by client group. Monthly data are available from December 2000. The table presents month-over-month and year-over-year percentage changes for various aggregation levels. The base period for the index is 2013=100.

    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 18-10-0250-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 332-0027)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Traveller accommodation services price index (TASPI) by client group. Quarterly data are available from the first quarter of 2001. The table presents data for the most recent reference period and the last four periods. The base period for the index is 2013=100.

    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 18-10-0250-02
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Traveller accommodation services price index (TASPI) by client group. Quarterly data are available from the first quarter of 2001. The table presents quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year percentage changes for various aggregation levels. The base period for the index is 2013=100.

    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Journals and periodicals: 62F0014M
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Prices Analytical Series provides research and analysis pertaining to price indices. The Analytical series is intended to stimulate discussion on a variety of topics related to the analysis of the evolution of prices through time or space.

    Release date: 2018-08-09

  • Table: 18-10-0205-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 327-0056)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census agglomeration
    Description:

    Monthly new housing price index at the Canada level. The index is released on a monthly basis (201612=100). The index includes data for the current period, as well as those for the last four periods.

    Release date: 2018-08-09
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  • Table: 18-10-0204-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 329-0079)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Index for electric power selling price at the Canada level. The index is released on a monthly basis. (2014=100) The index includes data for the current period, as well as those for the last four periods.

    Release date: 2018-08-14

  • Table: 18-10-0204-02
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Index for electric power selling price at the Canada level. The index is released on a monthly basis. (2014=100) Includes the index from a year ago, the index from last period, the index fromthe current period, period to period percentage change and year to year percentage change.

    Release date: 2018-08-14

  • Table: 10-10-0132-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 176-0075)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: This table contains 7 series, with data starting from 1972 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 items: Canada ...), Commodity (7 items: Total; all commodities; Metals and Minerals; Energy; Total excluding energy ...).
    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 10-10-0143-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 176-0076)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: This table contains 7 series, with data starting from 1972 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 item: Canada), Commodity (7 items: Total, all commodities; Total excluding energy; Energy; Metals and Minerals; ...).
    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 18-10-0249-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 332-0026)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Traveller accommodation services price index (TASPI) by client group. Monthly data are available from December 2000. The table presents data for the most recent reference period and the last four periods. The base period for the index is 2013=100.

    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 18-10-0249-02
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Traveller accommodation services price index (TASPI) by client group. Monthly data are available from December 2000. The table presents month-over-month and year-over-year percentage changes for various aggregation levels. The base period for the index is 2013=100.

    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 18-10-0250-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 332-0027)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Traveller accommodation services price index (TASPI) by client group. Quarterly data are available from the first quarter of 2001. The table presents data for the most recent reference period and the last four periods. The base period for the index is 2013=100.

    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 18-10-0250-02
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    Traveller accommodation services price index (TASPI) by client group. Quarterly data are available from the first quarter of 2001. The table presents quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year percentage changes for various aggregation levels. The base period for the index is 2013=100.

    Release date: 2018-08-10

  • Table: 18-10-0205-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 327-0056)
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census agglomeration
    Description:

    Monthly new housing price index at the Canada level. The index is released on a monthly basis (201612=100). The index includes data for the current period, as well as those for the last four periods.

    Release date: 2018-08-09

  • Table: 18-10-0205-02
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census agglomeration
    Description:

    Monthly new housing price index at the Canada level. The index is released on a monthly basis (2016012=100). Includes the index from a year ago, the index from last period, the index from the current period, period to period percentage change and year to year percentage change.

    Release date: 2018-08-09
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  • Journals and periodicals: 62F0014M
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Prices Analytical Series provides research and analysis pertaining to price indices. The Analytical series is intended to stimulate discussion on a variety of topics related to the analysis of the evolution of prices through time or space.

    Release date: 2018-08-09

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2018003
    Description:

    This paper describes the methodology that Statistics Canada has adopted to measure the price change of residential Internet access services.

    Release date: 2018-08-07

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20182153612
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-08-03

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20182123556
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-07-31

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20182013665
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-07-20

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2018019
    Description:

    The wholesale sector is an integral part of the supply chain linking manufacturers to the retail sector. This infographic utilizes data from the Wholesale Service Price Index (WSPI) to show how wholesale margins have evolved from the first quarter of 2008 to the fourth quarter of 2017.

    Release date: 2018-07-19

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2018020
    Description:

    The retail sector is an integral part of the supply chain linking manufacturers and wholesalers to final consumers. This infographic utilizes data from the Retail Service Price Index to show how retail margins have evolved from the first quarter of 2008 to the fourth quarter of 2017.

    Release date: 2018-07-19

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X2017355751
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2017043
    Description:

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is an indicator of changes in consumer prices experienced by Canadians. It is obtained by comparing, over time, the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by consumers. Based on the CPI, Statistics Canada also produces and publishes the Bank of Canada's three preferred measures of core inflation: CPI-trim (trimmed mean), CPI-median (weighted median), and CPI-common (common component). The following infographic looks at the three preferred measures of core inflation and illustrates how they are calculated.

    Release date: 2017-12-07

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2017002
    Description:

    This document offers information on changes to the Mortgage Interest Cost Index (MICI), which is one of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) components. It describes the new approach for estimating MICI price movements.

    Release date: 2017-11-17
Reference (69)

Reference (69) (0 to 10 of 69 results)

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62F0014M2018001
    Description:

    This interactive historical timeline was created to showcase the key milestones in the history of Canadian producer price statistics. This historical timeline contains answers to questions such as: Who collected Canada’s first statistics? What do Canadian producer price indexes measure?

    Release date: 2018-01-31

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11-522-X201700014751
    Description:

    Practically all major retailers use scanners to record the information on their transactions with clients (consumers). These data normally include the product code, a brief description, the price and the quantity sold. This is an extremely relevant data source for statistical programs such as Statistics Canada’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), one of Canada’s most important economic indicators. Using scanner data could improve the quality of the CPI by increasing the number of prices used in calculations, expanding geographic coverage and including the quantities sold, among other things, while lowering data collection costs. However, using these data presents many challenges. An examination of scanner data from a first retailer revealed a high rate of change in product identification codes over a one-year period. The effects of these changes pose challenges from a product classification and estimate quality perspective. This article focuses on the issues associated with acquiring, classifying and examining these data to assess their quality for use in the CPI.

    Release date: 2016-03-24

  • 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: 2015-12-18

  • 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

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-017-X
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the Income and Expenditure Accounts. It provides an overview, an outline of the concepts and definitions, an explanation of the sources of information and statistical methods, a glossary of terms, and a broad compilation of other facts about the accounts.

    Release date: 2008-06-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 96-328-M2004038
    Description:

    This activity introduces students to the concept of supply management. Students will consider the advantages and disadvantages for both producers and consumers. It would be a good basis for discussion in an economics class.

    Release date: 2005-03-18

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62-560-X
    Description:

    This teacher's kit helps students understand how the Consumer Price Index (CPI) reflects price changes for the goods and services they buy.

    The Custom Inflation Simulator is a Web-based resource that demonstrates how the many consumer goods and services in the 'basket' are used to calculate the CPI, and how consumption patterns differ from person to person. Using the simulator, students can also see the effect of individual price increases on overall inflation, in other words how each item in the basket is 'weighted' to reflect its importance in Canadians' consumption patterns.

    Release date: 2004-10-01

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 21-601-M2004072
    Description:

    The Farm Product Price Index (FPPI) is a monthly series that measures the changes in prices that farmers receive for the agriculture commodities they produce and sell.

    The FPPI was discontinued in March 1995; it was revived in April 2001 owing to continued demand for an index of prices received by farmers.

    Release date: 2004-09-28

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62-014-X
    Description:

    The growth in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector has created a need for more sector-specific economic indicators. Prices Division at Statistics Canada (STC) currently produces price indexes for several ICT goods that include computers and computer equipment or peripherals (e.g., printers and monitors). These indexes measure the price movement of ICT goods at the final or end-purchaser level (i.e., government, businesses and households) for consumption. The ICT price index series are used by economists, industry analysts and the general public to track and comprehend events and trends as they occur in this important area of the ICT sector. Within STC, the series pertaining to consumers are used in the calculation of the Consumer Price Index. In addition, several series are used by the Canadian System of National Accounts in deflating the value of gross investment by government and businesses. This reference document outlines what ICT goods price indexes are produced and their underlying data sources and methodology.

    Release date: 2003-10-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62F0083X
    Description:

    These Indexes are calculated for persons who do not have special access privileges and may be used by non-government organizations. They are comparative measurements that numerically express the difference between the retail prices of a representative basket of goods and services at a foreign location with prices for a similar basket of goods and services in Ottawa. Interested users should contact Statistics Canada to ensure the use of these indexes is appropriate for their needs. Customized indexes that reflect specific circumstances can be produced.

    Release date: 2003-05-01

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