The Consumer Price Index
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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, 326-0022, 326-0023, 326-8023 and 326-0031. In general, CANSIM provides a longer historical series. For further information on CANSIM call 1-800-263-1136.
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Note to users
The Consumer Price Index is published monthly and is not subject to revisions.
|Index for the month||Release date|
|December 2017||January 26, 2018|
|January 2018||February 23, 2018|
|February 2018||March 23, 2018|
|March 2018||April 20, 2018|
|April 2018||May 18, 2018|
|May 2018||June 22, 2018|
|June 2018||July 20, 2018|
|July 2018||August 17, 2018|
|August 2018||September 21, 2018|
|September 2018||October 19, 2018|
|October 2018||November 23, 2018|
|November 2018||December 19, 2018|
|December 2018||January 18, 2019|
Please note that the analytical text and charts previously found in this publication continue to be available in The Daily.
Upcoming publication of additional sub-indexes
On March 23 2018, with the release of the February 2018 Consumer Price Index (CPI), Statistics Canada will publish additional CPI sub-indexes providing an increased level of detail at lower levels of aggregation, which will be available in CANSIM tables 326-0020 and 326-0021.
Upcoming methodology change
The CPI measures the change in prices of consumer goods and services over time. To accurately reflect trends in the market and in consumer behaviour, Statistics Canada periodically reviews and updates the methods applied to various components of the CPI.
The release of the March 2018 CPI (to be published on April 20, 2018) will mark the introduction of new travel destinations and the change in the data sources used to compile the air transportation index.
The air transportation index represents 1.24% of the 2015 CPI basket at link month (December 2016) prices and is part of Transportation, one of the major CPI components.
Real-time CANSIM tables
Real-time CANSIM table 326-8023 will be updated on March 12. For more information, consult the document Real-time CANSIM tables.