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Consumer Price Index
April 2002

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Bullet Note on CANSIM
Bullet Additional Information and Related Publications
Bullet Acknowledgements

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The following standard symbols are used in Statistics Canada publications:

  . not available for any reference period
  .. not available for a specific reference period
  ... not applicable
  p preliminary
  r revised
  x confidential to meet secrecy requirements of the Statistics Act
  E use with caution
  F too unreliable to be published

Note on CANSIM Top of Page

Most of the data published in The Consumer Price Index (Catalogue 62-001-XPB) is also available in machine readable form through CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System). In general, CANSIM provides a longer historical series. For further information on CANSIM call (613) 951-8200 or write to Electronic Data Marketing Division, Statistics Canada, R.H. Coats Building, Ottawa, K1A 0T6.

Data that appears in this publication are also available electronically in our CANSIM database through the Internet tables 326-0001 - 326-0004, 326-0009, 326-0010 and 326-0012 at a cost of $3.00 per series.

Additional Information and Related Publications Top of Page

Detailed information on the methodology and concepts of the CPI is contained in The Consumer Price Index Reference Paper, Updating Based on 1996 Expenditures, (Occasional), Catalogue 62-553. Information regarding the Family Expenditure Surveys is contained in two volumes: Family Food Expenditure in Canada, 1996, Catalogue 62-554, and Family Expenditure in Canada, 1996, Catalogue 62-555.

A brief non-technical document entitled "Your Guide to the Consumer Price Index" (Occasional) Catalogue no. 62-557-XPB is available on request from the information unit (613-951-9606) or on the Statistics Canada Internet Site . It answers the frequently asked questions about the construction and use of the CPI. For further information, contact the Consumer Prices Section, Prices Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6 (613-951-9606).

Acknowledgements Top of Page

This publication was prepared under the direction of:

  Bullet George Beelen, Director, Prices Division
  Bullet Joanne Moreau, Chief, Consumer Price Section

The feature articles are prepared under the direction of:

  Bullet George Beelen Director, Prices Division
  Bullet Robin Lowe, Chief, Quality Assurance and Client Services Section

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