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For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index, third quarter 2017

Released: 2017-12-21

The For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index rose 0.2% in the third quarter, following a 1.1% increase in the second quarter. This was the fifth consecutive quarterly gain.

The general freight trucking component was up 0.2%, while the specialized freight trucking component declined 0.1%.

Year-over-year change

The index was up 3.4% in the third quarter compared with the same quarter of 2016. The general freight trucking component increased 4.3% and the specialized freight trucking component rose 1.5%.

Chart 1  Chart 1: For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index
For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index


  Note to readers

The For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index measures changes over time in prices for the for-hire motor carrier freight services provided by general and specialized freight trucking companies.

Data are available at the Canada level only.

With each release, data for the previous quarter may have been revised. The series are also subject to an annual revision with the release of second quarter data of the following reference year. The index is not seasonally adjusted.

A Historical Timeline of Canadian Producer Price Statistics

To celebrate Canada 150, A Historical Timeline of Canadian Producer Price Statistics, which is part of Statistics Canada — Infographics (Catalogue number11-627-M), was created to showcase the key milestones in the history of Canadian producer price statistics. This historical timeline contains answers to questions such as: Who collected Canada's first statistics? What do Canadian producer price indexes measure?

Infographic: Producer Price Indexes at a Glance

The infographic, "Producer Price Indexes at a Glance", which is part of Statistics Canada — Infographics (Catalogue number11-627-M), demonstrates how producer price indexes for goods and services are calculated and why they are important for the Canadian economy.

Contact information

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