Consumer Price Index: 2019 in Review

Release date: January 22, 2020

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Consumer Price Index: 2019 in Review

In 2019, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 1.9% at the all-items level. Excluding gasoline, the CPI increased 2.3%. Consumer inflation slowed to 1.9% in 2019 following a 2.3% increase in 2018.

Movers and shakers

Higher mortgage interest costs contributed the most to inflation in 2019, offset in part by lower gasoline prices.


Table 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of Table 1. The information is grouped by Commodity (appearing as row headers), Annual average price change (appearing as column headers).
Commodity Annual average price change
Mortgage interest cost +7.6%
Car insurance premiums +7.6%
Gasoline -6.1%
Fresh vegetables +12.7%
Meat +3.8%
Internet access services -7.2%
Passenger vehicles +2.5%
Food from restaurants +2.7%
Traveller accommodation -4.8%

Consumer inflation by region

Annual average inflation increased in all provinces in 2019, but rose most in British Columbia.


Table 2
Table summary
This table displays the results of Table 2. The information is grouped by Region (appearing as row headers), Annual average price change (appearing as column headers).
Region Annual average price change
Newfoundland and Labrador +1.0%
Prince Edward Island +1.2%
Nova Scotia +1.6%
New Brunswick +1.7%
Quebec +2.1%
Ontario +1.9%
Manitoba +2.2%
Saskatchewan +1.7%
Alberta +1.8%
British Columbia +2.3%
Whitehorse, Yukon +2.0%
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories +1.6%
Iqaluit, Nunavut +1.7%

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 18-10-0005-01 Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted

 

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