Consumer Price Index

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.
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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20241983665
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • 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: 2024-07-16

  • 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: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly indexes for major components and special aggregates of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit. Data are presented for the current month and previous four months. The base year for the index is 2002=100.

    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-02
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly indexes and percentage changes for all components and special aggregates of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100. 

    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-03
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the food component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-04
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the shelter component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-05
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the household operations, furnishings and equipment component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-06
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the clothing and footwear component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-07
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the transportation component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16
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  • 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: 2024-07-16

  • 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: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly indexes for major components and special aggregates of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit. Data are presented for the current month and previous four months. The base year for the index is 2002=100.

    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-02
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly indexes and percentage changes for all components and special aggregates of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100. 

    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-03
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the food component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-04
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the shelter component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-05
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the household operations, furnishings and equipment component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-06
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the clothing and footwear component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-07
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the transportation component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • Table: 18-10-0004-08
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census subdivision, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Monthly indexes and percentage changes for selected sub-groups of the health and personal care component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), not seasonally adjusted, for Canada, provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Data are presented for the corresponding month of the previous year, the previous month and the current month. The base year for the index is 2002=100.
    Release date: 2024-07-16
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Analysis (83) (0 to 10 of 83 results)

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20241983665
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2024-07-16

  • 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

  • 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: 2024-06-18

  • 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

  • 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

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2023062
    Description: This infographic details the food supply chain by focusing on the price movements for wheat-based food products in 2023 and the costs to move food products from producers to consumers. Since March 2022, some costs along the supply chain have declined while others remained elevated. Prices for bread, pasta and cereal at the grocery store continued to increase in 2023 but at a slower pace compared with 2022.
    Release date: 2023-11-17

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202320837386
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2023-07-27
Reference (2)

Reference (2) ((2 results))

  • 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: 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
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