The Consumer Price Index
August 2017

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Release date: September 22, 2017

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Main contributors to the 12-month change in the CPI:

Main upward contributors:

  • Gasoline (+8.6%)
  • Homeowners’ replacement cost (+4.2%)
  • Food purchased from restaurants (+2.6%)
  • Traveller accommodation (+6.3%)
  • Air transportation (+6.2%)

Main downward contributors:

  • Electricity (-8.9%)
  • Women’s clothing (-1.9%)
  • Furniture (-2.7%)
  • Digital computing equipment and devices (-4.4%)
  • Household appliances (-3.0%)

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Main contributors to the monthly change in the CPI, not seasonally adjusted:

Main upward contributors:

  • Gasoline (+2.9%)
  • Homeowners’ replacement cost (+0.6%)
  • Internet access services (+2.3%)
  • Jewellery (+4.0%)
  • Passenger vehicle insurance premiums (+0.4%)

Main downward contributors:

  • Telephone services (-2.8%)
  • Fresh vegetables (-5.0%)
  • Fresh fruit (-4.3%)
  • Purchase of passenger vehicles (-0.4%)
  • Purchase of recreational vehicles and outboard motors (-1.6%)

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