The Consumer Price Index
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Published by Statistics Canada.
|The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is Statistics Canadas
look at inflation and its effect on Canadas economy. This monthly release
of figures for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a
descriptive summary of retail price movements and the factors underlying them.
The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index
movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and
12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical
monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of
goods and services.
Effective June 19, 2007, Statistics Canada updated the CPI to reflect changes in the spending patterns of Canadian households. This increase reflects the updating of weights and the introduction of new goods and services into the CPI. The weights of various items in the basket of goods and services used to calculate the index have been updated from 2001 to 2005. In addition, the CPI base year (the period for which the value 100 is assigned to the index) has changed from 1992 to 2002. The base period 1992=100 will continue to be available for the all-items index level. The CPI with the base period 1986=100 will be discontinued. The weights for the various components of the basket of goods and services are being updated on the basis of the most recent Survey of Household Spending (SHS). The update ensures that the CPI reflects any changes in the consumption patterns of Canadians. The weights between January 2003 and mid-2007 are based on 2001 consumption patterns. The new basket is based on patterns obtained by the 2005 SHS.
Beginning with the release of the May 2007 edition, The Consumer Price Index is published in separate English and French editions. Issues prior to May 2007 were published in a bilingual format.
Format: Stapled Softcover (approximately 42 pages each).
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