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Consumer Price Index
July 2004

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Note to users

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

Index for the month of
Release Date
January 2004
February 20, 2004
February 2004
March 18, 2004
March 2004
April 20, 2004
April 2004
May 20, 2004
May 2004
June 22, 2004
June 2004
July 16, 2004
July 2004
August 24, 2004
August 2004
September 17, 2004
September 2004
October 26, 2004
October 2004
November 23, 2004
November 2004
December 17, 2004
December 2004
January 19, 2005

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:

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.

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For further reading

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.


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