The Consumer Price Index
February 2018

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Release date: March 23, 2018

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

Main upward contributors:

  • Gasoline (+12.6%)
  • Food purchased from restaurants (+4.0%)
  • Purchase of passenger vehicles (+2.5%)
  • Homeowners’ replacement cost (+3.6%)
  • Mortgage interest cost (+2.3%)

Main downward contributors:

  • Electricity (-4.7%)
  • Traveller accommodation (-4.8%)
  • Digital computing equipment and devices (-5.9%)
  • Video equipment (-10.1%)
  • Furniture (-1.8%)

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

Main upward contributors:

  • Travel tours (+18.1%)
  • Purchase of passenger vehicles (+1.2%)
  • Internet access services (+6.0%)
  • Women’s clothing (+3.0%)
  • Food purchased from restaurants (+0.6%)

Main downward contributors:

  • Fresh fruit (-3.5%)
  • Gasoline (-0.7%)
  • Telephone services (-0.8%)
  • Digital computing equipment and devices (-1.5%)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages (-2.1%)

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