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  • Table: 18-10-0007-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description: Basket weights of major components, gasoline, and selected special aggregates of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit, last 5 years of the CPI basket. Includes price period of the weights as either weights at basket link month prices or weights at basket reference period prices. Weights are shown in percentage terms.
    Release date: 2024-06-18

  • Table: 18-10-0007-02
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description: Basket weights of the all-items Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit, last 5 years of the CIP basket. Includes price period of the weights as either weights at basket link month prices or weights at basket reference period prices. Weights are shown in percentage terms.
    Release date: 2024-06-18

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2024004
    Description: This paper describes the composition of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket and the changes introduced with the 2024 basket update, based on 2023 expenditure weights.
    Release date: 2024-06-18

  • Table: 10-10-0132-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    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: 2024-06-14

  • Table: 10-10-0143-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Weekly
    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: 2024-06-14

  • Table: 18-10-0245-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly average retail prices for selected products, for Canada and provinces. Prices are presented for the current month and the previous four months. Prices are based on transaction data from Canadian retailers, and are presented in Canadian current dollars.
    Release date: 2024-06-05

  • Table: 18-10-0245-02
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly average retail prices for selected food products, for Canada and provinces. Prices are presented for the current month and the previous four months. Prices are based on transaction data from Canadian retailers, and are presented in Canadian current dollars.
    Release date: 2024-06-05

  • Table: 18-10-0259-01
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Historical (real-time) releases of the measures of core inflation, with data from 1989 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). Data are presented for the current release and previous four releases. Users can select other releases that are of interest to them.
    Release date: 2024-06-03

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202400500005
    Description: Headline inflation in Canada reached a 40-year high in 2022. Rising prices reduced the purchasing power of people whose incomes were not keeping pace with inflation and the current high inflation in Canada, as well as in many other countries, may be caused by both demand and supply factors. This article examines whether the current high inflation in Canada is demand–pull or supply–push.
    Release date: 2024-05-22

  • Table: 10-10-0106-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: This table contains 18 series, with data starting from 1979 (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 ...) Alternative measures (18 items: Consumer Price Index (CPI) excluding food; energy and the effect of indirect taxes; seasonally adjusted; Consumer Price Index (CPI) excluding the effect of indirect taxes; seasonally adjusted; Consumer Price Index (CPI) excluding the effect of indirect taxes; Consumer Price Index (CPI) excluding food; energy and the effect of indirect taxes ...).
    Release date: 2024-05-22
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  • Table: 18-10-0007-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description: Basket weights of major components, gasoline, and selected special aggregates of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit, last 5 years of the CPI basket. Includes price period of the weights as either weights at basket link month prices or weights at basket reference period prices. Weights are shown in percentage terms.
    Release date: 2024-06-18

  • Table: 18-10-0007-02
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description: Basket weights of the all-items Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit, last 5 years of the CIP basket. Includes price period of the weights as either weights at basket link month prices or weights at basket reference period prices. Weights are shown in percentage terms.
    Release date: 2024-06-18

  • Table: 10-10-0132-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    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: 2024-06-14

  • Table: 10-10-0143-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Weekly
    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: 2024-06-14

  • Table: 18-10-0245-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly average retail prices for selected products, for Canada and provinces. Prices are presented for the current month and the previous four months. Prices are based on transaction data from Canadian retailers, and are presented in Canadian current dollars.
    Release date: 2024-06-05

  • Table: 18-10-0245-02
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly average retail prices for selected food products, for Canada and provinces. Prices are presented for the current month and the previous four months. Prices are based on transaction data from Canadian retailers, and are presented in Canadian current dollars.
    Release date: 2024-06-05

  • Table: 18-10-0259-01
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Historical (real-time) releases of the measures of core inflation, with data from 1989 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). Data are presented for the current release and previous four releases. Users can select other releases that are of interest to them.
    Release date: 2024-06-03

  • Table: 10-10-0106-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: This table contains 18 series, with data starting from 1979 (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 ...) Alternative measures (18 items: Consumer Price Index (CPI) excluding food; energy and the effect of indirect taxes; seasonally adjusted; Consumer Price Index (CPI) excluding the effect of indirect taxes; seasonally adjusted; Consumer Price Index (CPI) excluding the effect of indirect taxes; Consumer Price Index (CPI) excluding food; energy and the effect of indirect taxes ...).
    Release date: 2024-05-22

  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2018016
    Description: This interactive dashboard provides access to current and historical Consumer Price Index (CPI) data in a dynamic and customizable format. Key indicators such as the 12-month and 1-month inflation rates and price trends are presented in interactive charts, allowing users to compare and analyze price changes of all the goods and services in the CPI basket over time as well as across geography (national, provincial and territorial levels).

    Other CPI indicators available in this tool include the Bank of Canada’s core measures of inflation, seasonally adjusted inflation rates, and CPI basket weights.

    This web-based application is updated monthly, as soon as the data for the latest reference month is released in The Daily.

    Release date: 2024-05-21

  • Table: 18-10-0001-01
    Geography: Canada, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly average retail prices for gasoline and fuel oil for Canada, selected provincial cities, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Prices are presented for the current month and previous four months. Includes fuel type and the price in cents per litre.

    Release date: 2024-05-21
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  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2024004
    Description: This paper describes the composition of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket and the changes introduced with the 2024 basket update, based on 2023 expenditure weights.
    Release date: 2024-06-18

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202400500005
    Description: Headline inflation in Canada reached a 40-year high in 2022. Rising prices reduced the purchasing power of people whose incomes were not keeping pace with inflation and the current high inflation in Canada, as well as in many other countries, may be caused by both demand and supply factors. This article examines whether the current high inflation in Canada is demand–pull or supply–push.
    Release date: 2024-05-22

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20241423665
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2024-05-21

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2024003
    Description: This technical paper describes the collection of food price data and the methodologies that are used to provide Canadians with accurate and timely food inflation data in both the CPI and the monthly average retail prices table.
    Release date: 2024-05-21

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202413638264
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2024-05-15

  • Stats in brief: 11-621-M2024003
    Description: This paper looks at how extreme weather claims have impacted the insurance industry in Canada from 2020 to 2023. A specific focus is given to homeowners insurance, which during this time, homeowners insurance consumer price index exceeded all items inflation. Insurer profitability and consumer impacts are analyzed given the significant uptick in catastrophic claims. All four years analyzed ranked in the top 10 most costly claims years in Canadian history, costing billions each year. In addition, other contributing factors are explored to provide a robust overview of trends in profitability of the insurance industry.
    Release date: 2024-05-15

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2024002
    Description: In collaboration with the Bank of Canada, this research paper focuses on constructing analytical price index series for Canada, using the main owned accommodation measurement concepts proposed by the International Consumer Price Index Manual and adopted by other countries. This analysis explores these alternative treatments of owned accommodation in the Canadian context, examining their impact on the all-items Consumer Price Index. Additionally, it provides an explanation for the gap between perceived inflation and estimated inflation.
    Release date: 2024-03-28

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2023008
    Description: An interactive timeline of the modernization of the CPI and related programs with dates, links, and summary of key developments.
    Release date: 2024-02-20

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20240169305
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2024-01-16

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2023007
    Description: This article is an overview of the treatment of Shelter in the Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI). It describes the concepts and methodologies related to the construction of that component and briefly discusses considerations to be taken into account when using the estimates.
    Release date: 2023-12-19
Reference (10)

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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: 2023-12-22

  • 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: 2023-02-20

  • 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: 62-560-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: 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

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62-557-X
    Description:

    This publication was prepared for the general public interested in obtaining a brief non-technical introduction the Consumer Price Index (CPI). It poses and answers some of the more frequently asked questions relating to the construction, interpretation and use of this index.

    Release date: 1998-04-01

  • Notices and consultations: 62-010-X19970023422
    Description:

    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.

    Release date: 1997-11-17

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2301
    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.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 7522
    Description: This is non-Statistics Canada information.
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