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  • Table: 62-013-X
    Description:

    These indexes are calculated to establish and adjust the Post Living Allowance (PLA) paid to Canadian government employees serving outside of Canada. 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.

    Three separate reports are provided to reflect the specific terms and conditions of service for these personnel. A description of each report is provided below.

    Foreign Service Directives Post Indexes

    These indexes are calculated for personnel serving under the terms and conditions of the Foreign Service Directives (FSDs). They reflect circumstances for personnel who may have access to certain goods and services that are free of duties or taxes or to sources of supply that are not available to the general public. Where employees do not have (either directly or indirectly) duty-free purchasing privileges, departmental administrators must consult with Statistics Canada to calculate an additional index to reflect the specific circumstances in effect at that post.

    Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Post Indexes (TAH)

    These indexes are calculated for cooperants and advisors serving under the Technical Assistance Handbook (TAH), whose terms and conditions are governed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

    Canadian Forces Post Indexes

    These indexes are calculated for Canadian Forces members serving under either the terms and conditions of the Military Foreign Service Instructions (MFSIs) or the Foreign Service Directives (FSDs). They reflect circumstances for personnel who may have access to sources of supply that are not available to the general public. These personnel also may have access to certain goods and services that are free of duties or taxes or may be provided with supplies or allowances by the Department of National Defence or the United Nations. The indexes in this listing are not appropriate for use by non-military personnel.

    Release date: 2018-07-05

  • Table: 18-10-0003-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 326-0015)
    Geography: Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Description:

    Annual indexes of price differences between 12 cities in all provinces, as of October of the previous year, for a selection of products (goods and services) from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) purchased by consumers in each of the 12 cities. The combined city average index is 100.

    Release date: 2017-11-17

  • Table: 18-10-0239-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 451-0009)
    Description: This table contains 35 series, with data for years 1913 - 2006 (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: United States ...) Components (35 items: Total; all items; Food away from home; Food; Food at home ...).
    Release date: 2017-04-20

  • Table: 18-10-0090-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 327-0024)
    Description:

    This table contains 14 series, with data for years 1971 - 1997 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years), and was last released on 2000-02-18. This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 items: Canada ...), Financial indexes (7 items: Conventional mortgage lending rates; Chartered bank lending rates prime business loans; United States exchange rate; Bond yield averages ...), Index base period (2 items: 1986=100;1981=100 ...).

    Release date: 2017-02-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2016065
    Description:

    The U.S.–Canada purchasing power parity (PPP) is a measure of the relative price level between Canada and the United States. It measures the difference, in dollars, that exists between the two countries for an individual or firm wishing to purchase an equivalent basket of goods and services in each country. This Economic Insights article presents quarterly estimates from Statistics Canada for the U.S.–Canada purchasing power parity. It is part of a series of research papers and articles that examine differences in price levels between Canada and the United States.

    Release date: 2016-12-22

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201423210364
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2014-08-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2014094
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report compares household net worth per capita in Canada and the United States from 1970 to 2012, using data from the Canadian National Balance Sheet Accounts and the Flow of Funds Accounts published by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Three approaches are adopted. The first makes a level comparison using values adjusted for purchasing power parity (PPP). The second uses ratios of real net worth per capita and net worth relative to disposable income. The third decomposes the growth of the ratio of net worth to disposable income. Together, these approaches provide mutually re-enforcing results that are more robust than what could be derived from any one approach in isolation.

    Release date: 2014-08-20

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201417710101
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2014-06-26

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2014093
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the composition of Canadian and United States gross national saving for a period spanning more than 80 years, using time series from the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the United States and a newly created dataset for Canada. The paper tracks short-term, year-to-year fluctuations, cyclical fluctuations and long-term compositional changes. It illustrates a substantial degree of national saving reallocation across sectors, annually and across business cycles. The national saving rate is more stable than sector saving rates, implying that sectoral changes have been largely offsetting.

    Release date: 2014-06-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2014035
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article presents new data on the relative prices of Canadian and U.S. products, focusing on various classes of goods and services. It also evaluates the extent to which changes in these relative prices correlate with movements in the nominal exchange rate. The comparative price estimates are based on data from Statistics Canada’s Purchasing Power Parity program.

    Release date: 2014-06-02
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  • Table: 62-013-X
    Description:

    These indexes are calculated to establish and adjust the Post Living Allowance (PLA) paid to Canadian government employees serving outside of Canada. 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.

    Three separate reports are provided to reflect the specific terms and conditions of service for these personnel. A description of each report is provided below.

    Foreign Service Directives Post Indexes

    These indexes are calculated for personnel serving under the terms and conditions of the Foreign Service Directives (FSDs). They reflect circumstances for personnel who may have access to certain goods and services that are free of duties or taxes or to sources of supply that are not available to the general public. Where employees do not have (either directly or indirectly) duty-free purchasing privileges, departmental administrators must consult with Statistics Canada to calculate an additional index to reflect the specific circumstances in effect at that post.

    Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Post Indexes (TAH)

    These indexes are calculated for cooperants and advisors serving under the Technical Assistance Handbook (TAH), whose terms and conditions are governed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

    Canadian Forces Post Indexes

    These indexes are calculated for Canadian Forces members serving under either the terms and conditions of the Military Foreign Service Instructions (MFSIs) or the Foreign Service Directives (FSDs). They reflect circumstances for personnel who may have access to sources of supply that are not available to the general public. These personnel also may have access to certain goods and services that are free of duties or taxes or may be provided with supplies or allowances by the Department of National Defence or the United Nations. The indexes in this listing are not appropriate for use by non-military personnel.

    Release date: 2018-07-05

  • Table: 18-10-0003-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 326-0015)
    Geography: Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Description:

    Annual indexes of price differences between 12 cities in all provinces, as of October of the previous year, for a selection of products (goods and services) from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) purchased by consumers in each of the 12 cities. The combined city average index is 100.

    Release date: 2017-11-17

  • Table: 18-10-0239-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 451-0009)
    Description: This table contains 35 series, with data for years 1913 - 2006 (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: United States ...) Components (35 items: Total; all items; Food away from home; Food; Food at home ...).
    Release date: 2017-04-20

  • Table: 18-10-0090-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 327-0024)
    Description:

    This table contains 14 series, with data for years 1971 - 1997 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years), and was last released on 2000-02-18. This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 items: Canada ...), Financial indexes (7 items: Conventional mortgage lending rates; Chartered bank lending rates prime business loans; United States exchange rate; Bond yield averages ...), Index base period (2 items: 1986=100;1981=100 ...).

    Release date: 2017-02-27

  • Table: 18-10-0241-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 451-0017)
    Description: This table contains 3 series, with data for years 1953 - 1984 (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: United States ...) Consumer Price Index (CPI) (3 items: Total; Food; Total; excluding food ...).
    Release date: 2010-04-01

  • Table: 18-10-0244-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 451-0021)
    Description: This table contains 31 series, with data for years 2007 - 2009 (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: United States ...) Components (31 items: Total; all items; Food; Food at home; Food away from home ...).
    Release date: 2010-04-01

  • Table: 36-10-0274-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 380-0036)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: This table contains 85 series, with data for years 1981 - 1998 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years), and was last released on 2009-01-21. This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (2 items: Canada; United States ...), Comparisons (5 items: Ratios of real consumption per person in the United States compared with Canada; Purchasing power parities; Real expenditure; by category; Current expenditure; by category ...), Expenditure categories (17 items: Gross domestic product (GDP); Private final consumption expenditure; Food; beverages and tobacco; Clothing and footwear ...).
    Release date: 2009-01-21

  • Table: 36-10-0275-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 380-0038)
    Geography: Canada
    Description: This table contains 85 series, with data for years 1981 - 1998 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years), and was last released on 2009-01-21. This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (2 items: Canada; United States ...), Comparisons (5 items: Ratios of real consumption per person in the United States compared with Canada; Current expenditure; by category; Real expenditure; by category; Purchasing power parities ...), Expenditure categories (17 items: Gross domestic product (GDP); Food; beverages and tobacco; Clothing and footwear; Individual consumption by households ...).
    Release date: 2009-01-21

  • Table: 18-10-0076-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 327-0008)
    Description:

    This table contains 7 series, with data for years 1981 - 2000 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years), and was last released on 2007-01-17. This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 items: Canada ...), Financial indexes (7 items: Conventional mortgage lending rates; United States exchange rate; Chartered bank lending rates prime business loans; Bond yield averages ...).

    Release date: 2007-01-17

  • Table: 62F0082X
    Description:

    These Indexes are calculated to establish and adjust Post Living Allowances paid to expatriate Canadian government employees serving under the terms and conditions of the Foreign Service Directives (FSDs). 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. They reflect the circumstances for personnel who may have access to certain goods and services that are free of duties or taxes or to stores or sources of supply that are not available to the general public. Where employees do not have, either directly or indirectly, duty free purchasing privileges, Departmental administrators must consult with Statistics Canada to calculate an additional index to reflect the specific circumstances in effect at that post.

    Release date: 2003-05-01
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  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2016065
    Description:

    The U.S.–Canada purchasing power parity (PPP) is a measure of the relative price level between Canada and the United States. It measures the difference, in dollars, that exists between the two countries for an individual or firm wishing to purchase an equivalent basket of goods and services in each country. This Economic Insights article presents quarterly estimates from Statistics Canada for the U.S.–Canada purchasing power parity. It is part of a series of research papers and articles that examine differences in price levels between Canada and the United States.

    Release date: 2016-12-22

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201423210364
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2014-08-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2014094
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report compares household net worth per capita in Canada and the United States from 1970 to 2012, using data from the Canadian National Balance Sheet Accounts and the Flow of Funds Accounts published by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Three approaches are adopted. The first makes a level comparison using values adjusted for purchasing power parity (PPP). The second uses ratios of real net worth per capita and net worth relative to disposable income. The third decomposes the growth of the ratio of net worth to disposable income. Together, these approaches provide mutually re-enforcing results that are more robust than what could be derived from any one approach in isolation.

    Release date: 2014-08-20

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201417710101
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2014-06-26

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2014093
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the composition of Canadian and United States gross national saving for a period spanning more than 80 years, using time series from the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the United States and a newly created dataset for Canada. The paper tracks short-term, year-to-year fluctuations, cyclical fluctuations and long-term compositional changes. It illustrates a substantial degree of national saving reallocation across sectors, annually and across business cycles. The national saving rate is more stable than sector saving rates, implying that sectoral changes have been largely offsetting.

    Release date: 2014-06-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2014035
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article presents new data on the relative prices of Canadian and U.S. products, focusing on various classes of goods and services. It also evaluates the extent to which changes in these relative prices correlate with movements in the nominal exchange rate. The comparative price estimates are based on data from Statistics Canada’s Purchasing Power Parity program.

    Release date: 2014-06-02

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2013027
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article in the Economic Insights series looks at the increase in food prices that has taken place worldwide since 2007. It answers the following questions: How have food prices evolved in Canada and in the rest of the world since 2007? How do the recent trends in Canada compare to previous episodes of rising food prices?

    Release date: 2013-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2012002
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Economic Insight presents new data on the relative prices of Canadian and U.S. products, focusing on various classes of goods and services. It also evaluates the extent to which changes in these relative prices correlate with movements in the nominal exchange rate. The comparative price estimates are based on data from Statistics Canada's Purchasing Power Parity program.

    Release date: 2012-01-04

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2012003
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Economic Insight discusses price differences between Canada and the United States. It is based on the concepts and methods from Statistics Canada's Purchasing Power Parity program.

    Release date: 2012-01-04

  • Stats in brief: 13-604-M2007053
    Description:

    The latest annual results for the US/Canada purchasing power parities (PPPs) and real expenditure indexes in the US compared with Canada are published in this paper for the period 1992 to 2005. Revisions to previously published data and an update using the latest US and Canada expenditure data from the National Accounts and in-depth price comparisons for 2002 are incorporated, and a new type-of-product presentation is included. The paper provides a primer on purchasing power parities and related measures and why they are important in international comparisons of economic performance.

    Release date: 2007-02-12
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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

  • 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: 2322
    Description: This survey collects data for the computation of comparative indexes of retail prices and costs encountered by Canadian federal government personnel stationed to foreign locations at a given point in time.
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