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Consumer Price Index: Basket update

The basket of goods and services used in the calculation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been updated on February 26, 2015 with the release of the January CPI. The new weighting pattern is based on the 2013 Survey of Household Spending (SHS). It will replace the current weights, which are based on the 2011 SHS. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150226/dq150226a-eng.htm

The purpose of a basket update is to keep the CPI representative of Canadians' spending patterns.

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