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Consumer Price Index
December 2005

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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
November 2005
December 20, 2005
December 2005
January 18, 2006
January 2006
February 22, 2006
February 2006
March 16, 2006
March 2006
April 20, 2006
April 2006
May 18, 2006
May 2006
June 20, 2006
June 2006
July 21, 2006
July 2006
August 22, 2006
August 2006
September 19, 2006
September 2006
October 20, 2006
October 2006
November 22, 2006
November 2006
December 19, 2006
December 2006
January 23, 2007

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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