Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, November 2017
The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index (CMSPI) increased 0.6% in November following a 1.6% gain in October.
The couriers component was up 0.6% while the local messengers and local delivery component increased 0.1%.
The CMSPI rose 9.0% in November compared with the same month a year earlier. Both the couriers component (+10.0%) and the local delivery component (+3.7%) increased.
Note to readers
The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index is a monthly index that measures the price changes for courier and messenger services provided by long- and short-distance delivery companies to Canadian-based business clients.
Data are available at the Canada level only.
With each release, data for the previous six months may have been revised. 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 (), 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? 11-627-M
Infographic: Producer Price Indexes at a Glance
The infographic "Producer Price Indexes at a Glance", which is part of Statistics Canada — Infographics (), demonstrates how producer price indexes for goods and services are calculated and why they are important for the Canadian economy. 11-627-M
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