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The Consumer Price Index

April 2008

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Highlights

  1. Consumer prices accelerated for the first time in five months in April in the wake of higher gasoline prices and fewer incentives on passenger vehicles. The Consumer Price Index rose 1.7% between April 2007 and April 2008, up from the 1.4% increase in March.
Chart 1 Percentage change in the consumer price index and major components from the same month of the previous year, Canada, not seasonally adjusted
Source(s):  CANSIM table number 326-0020.