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  1. Symbols
  2. Note on CANSIM
  3. This publication was prepared under the direction of:
  4. Cover page designed by:
  5. Note to users
  6. Note of appreciation
  7. Standards of service to the public
  8. Copyright


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
true zero or a value rounded to zero
value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
use with caution
too unreliable to be published
significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)

Note on CANSIM

Data that appears in the The Consumer Price Index (catalogue no. 62-001-X) are also available electronically, free of charge under the Statistics Canada Open Licence Agreement, in our CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) database through the Internet, under tables 326-0009, 326-0012, 326-0015, 326-0020, 326-0021 and 326-0022. In general, CANSIM provides a longer historical series. For further information on CANSIM call 1-800-263-1136.

This publication was prepared under the direction of:

Richard Evans
Director, Consumer Prices Division
Lynda Kemp
Assistant Director, Consumer Prices Division, Production
Mathieu Lequain
Acting Chief, Consumer Prices Division, Production
Bruno Morin
Acting Chief, Consumer Prices Division, Analysis and Dissemination Section

Cover page designed by:

Rachel Penkar
Senior Graphic Designer, Dissemination Division

Note to users

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

Index for the month
Release date
December 2012
January 25, 2013
January 2013
February 22, 2013
February 2013
March 27, 2013
March 2013
April 19, 2013
April 2013
May 17, 2013
May 2013
June 21, 2013
June 2013
July 19, 2013
July 2013
August 23, 2013
August 2013
September 20, 2013
September 2013
October 18, 2013
October 2013
November 22, 2013
November 2013
December 20, 2013
December 2013
January 24, 2014

Note of appreciation

Canada owes the success of its statistical system to a long-standing partnership between Statistics Canada, the citizens of Canada, its businesses, governments and other institutions. Accurate and timely statistical information could not be produced without their continued cooperation and goodwill.

Standards of service to the public

Statistics Canada is committed to serving its clients in a prompt, reliable and courteous manner. To this end, Statistics Canada has developed standards of service that its employees observe.

Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada

© Minister of Industry, 2013

All rights reserved. Use of this publication is governed by the Statistics Canada Open License Agreement.

March 2013

Catalogue no. 62-001-X, vol. 92, no. 2

ISSN 1496-2225

Frequency: Monthly


Consumer Prices Division