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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.

This publication was prepared under the direction of:

Fred Barzyk
Director, Consumer Prices Division
Dragos Ifrim
Assistant Director, Consumer Prices Division, Production
Paul Durk
Acting Chief, Consumer Prices Division, Production
Rebecca Taves
Analyst-Economist, Consumer Prices Division, Analysis and Dissemination Section

Note to users

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

Table summary
The information is grouped by Index for the month (appearing as row headers), Release date (appearing as column headers).
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.

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