The Consumer Price Index
April 2018

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Release date: May 18, 2018

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

Main upward contributors:

  • Gasoline (+14.2%)
  • Food purchased from restaurants (+4.5%)
  • Air transportation (+11.9%)
  • Homeowners’ replacement cost (+2.9%)
  • Purchase of passenger vehicles (+1.8%)

Main downward contributors:

  • Travel tours (-9.4%)
  • Electricity (-3.0%)
  • Natural gas (-4.6%)
  • Digital computing equipment and devices (-6.4%)
  • Furniture (-2.5%)

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

Main upward contributors:

  • Gasoline (+6.8%)
  • Telephone services (+4.1%)
  • Traveller accommodation (+4.1%)
  • Electricity (+1.6%)
  • Meat (+1.4%)

Main downward contributors:

  • Travel tours (-20.4%)
  • Air transportation (-2.8%)
  • Natural gas (-3.2%)
  • Purchase of passenger vehicles (-0.4%)
  • Personal care supplies and equipment (-1.5%)

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