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Friday, September 22, 2017
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Prices and price indexes
Consumer Price Index, August 2017
The Consumer Price Index rose 1.4% on a year-over-year basis in August, following a 1.2% increase in July. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.2% in August, matching the increase in July.
Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index, second quarter 2017
The Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index (AESPI) rose by 0.4% in the second quarter, following a 0.1% increase in the first quarter.
Retail and wholesale
Retail trade, July 2017
Retail sales rose 0.4% to $49.1 billion in July. Higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers and food and beverage stores were the main contributors to the gain.
Natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, July 2017
Natural gas transmission pipelines received 536.8 million gigajoules of natural gas from fields, gathering systems and plants in July, up 3.2% from the same month in 2016. Six provinces posted receipts, with Alberta (75.1%) and British Columbia (22.5%) holding the majority.
StatCan Blog: Trade costs, borders and economic integration,
This month, the StatCan Blog turns over the writer's chair to one of the agency's researchers, Mark Brown, a chief in the Economic Analysis Division. His blog examines the impact of trade costs, such as marketing, transportation and regulatory requirements, on domestic and international trade in Canada.
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