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62-001-XIB
Consumer Price Index
April 2002


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Note to users Top of Page

The Consumer Price Index is published monthly and is not subject to revisions.

Index for the month of
Release Date
January 2002
February 14, 2002
February 2002
March 21, 2002
March 2002
April 23, 2002
April 2002
May 22, 2002
May 2002
June 14, 2002
June 2002
July 23, 2002
July 2002
August 21, 2002
August 2002
September 20, 2002
September 2002
October 23, 2002
October 2002
November 21, 2002
November 2002
December 20, 2002
December 2002
January 22, 2003

Since May 2001, Statistics Canada is calculating, on behalf of the Bank of Canada, an index series for All-items excluding the eight most volatile components. Those eight components, as defined by the Bank, are: fruit, fruit preparations and nuts; vegetables and vegetable preparations; mortgage interest cost; natural gas; fuel oil and other fuel; gasoline; inter-city transportation; and tobacco products and smokers' supplies. The Bank of Canada further adjusts this series to obtain their measure of core inflation, which also excludes the effect of changes in indirect taxes. For data and information on core inflation, please consult the Bank of Canada Web site: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/inflation.

Statistics Canada is also now calculating, on behalf of the Bank of Canada, a seasonally adjusted index series for All-items excluding the eight most volatile components. This series is available through CANSIM, Statistics Canada's official database, or by contacting us through the means mentioned on the inside cover of this publication.


For further reading 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 1992 Expenditures, (Occasional), Catalogue 62-553.

Information regarding the Family Expenditure Surveys is contained in two volumes: Family Food Expenditure in Canada, 1992, Catalogue 62-554, and Family Expenditure in Canada, 1992, Catalogue 62-555.

A brief non-technical document entitled "Your Guide to the Consumer Price Index" (Occasional) Catalogue no. 62-557-XPB 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), or you can also search through the Statistics Canada catalogue which lists all current products and services available from Statistics Canada.


How to obtain more information Top of Page

To inquire about this product, please contact the Consumer Prices Section, Prices Division, at infounit@statcan.gc.ca or by dialing 613-951-9606

For information on other products, services and data please use the Information Request Form.

You can also direct your inquiries about this product or related statistics or services to the Statistics Canada Regional Reference Centre of your choice.


Ordering/Subscription information Top of Page

For more information on this product, please refer to Catalogue no. 62-001-XIB. You can also search through our catalogue which lists all current products and services available from Statistics Canada.


Data available in many forms Top of Page

Statistics Canada disseminates data in a variety of forms. In addition to Internet publications, data are available in paper publications and both standard and special tabulations are offered. They are also available on compact disc, diskette, computer printouts, microfiche and microfilm, and magnetic tape. Maps and other geographic reference materials are available for some types of data. Direct online access to aggregated information is possible through CANSIM, Statistics Canada's machine-readable database and retrieval system.


Standards of service to the public Top of Page

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