Statistics by subject – Prices and price indexes

Filter results by

Help for filters and search
Currently selected filters that can be removed

Keyword(s)

Survey or statistical program

33 facets displayed. 1 facets selected.

Content

1 facets displayed. 0 facets selected.

Filter results by

Help for filters and search
Currently selected filters that can be removed

Keyword(s)

Survey or statistical program

33 facets displayed. 1 facets selected.

Content

1 facets displayed. 0 facets selected.

Filter results by

Help for filters and search
Currently selected filters that can be removed

Keyword(s)

Survey or statistical program

33 facets displayed. 1 facets selected.

Content

1 facets displayed. 0 facets selected.

Filter results by

Help for filters and search
Currently selected filters that can be removed

Keyword(s)

Survey or statistical program

33 facets displayed. 1 facets selected.

Content

1 facets displayed. 0 facets selected.

Other available resources to support your research.

Help for sorting results
Browse our central repository of key standard concepts, definitions, data sources and methods.
Loading
Loading in progress, please wait...
All (86)

All (86) (25 of 86 results)

Data (56)

Data (56) (25 of 56 results)

Analysis (28)

Analysis (28) (25 of 28 results)

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2017002
    Description:

    This document offers information on changes to the Mortgage Interest Cost Index (MICI), which is one of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) components. It describes the new approach for estimating MICI price movements.

    Release date: 2017-11-17

  • Journals and periodicals: 62F0014M
    Description:

    The Prices Analytical Series provides research and analysis pertaining to price indices. The Analytical series is intended to stimulate discussion on a variety of topics related to the analysis of the evolution of prices through time or space.

    Release date: 2017-11-17

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-10-04

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2017001
    Description:

    This article is an overview of the treatment of Shelter in the Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI). It describes the concepts and methodologies related to the construction of that component and briefly discusses considerations to be taken into account when using the estimates.

    Release date: 2017-09-22

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-06-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2017103
    Description:

    Gasoline and fuel oil, products whose price movements closely reflect underlying changes in the price of crude oil, have a greater influence on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the Atlantic Provinces compared with the rest of Canada. This paper explores how the higher basket shares for gasoline and fuel oil in Atlantic Canada help shed light on why these oil-linked products have a greater influence on the rate of inflation in this region.

    Release date: 2017-06-23

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-02-20

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-01-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-629-X2016002
    Description:

    A video that explains how and why the price change reported by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) may vary from the prices Canadians see on the shelves. It tells the story of Joe and Izzy, and how they each perceive price change as compared with the CPI.

    Release date: 2016-01-22

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-02-20

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-02-06

  • Journals and periodicals: 62-604-X
    Description:

    This paper surveys the history of Statistics Canada's Consumer Price Index (CPI) from its origins to today. It discusses changes in the construction, scope and uses of the CPI within the context of historical events.

    Release date: 2015-02-06

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2014-10-08

  • Articles and reports: 11-629-X2014001
    Description:

    This video provides an overview of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). It defines the CPI and looks at what it measures and how it is used.

    Release date: 2014-08-22

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2014-06-20

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2013-01-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2010084
    Description:

    This special study analyses price movements using three groupings of the CPI items based on frequency of purchase (frequent purchases, non-frequent purchases and contractual purchases), to provide a better understanding of the sources of consumer inflation and to help shed light on people's perception of inflation.

    Release date: 2010-06-09

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2009076
    Description:

    Using data from the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI), this study examines the change in prices for various goods and services in Canada during 2008. This annual review also describes the sources of the increase in the CPI and those that helped to temper price changes. The analysis includes a review of price movements in the provinces.

    Release date: 2009-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2008074
    Description:

    Using data from the Consumer Price Index (CPI), this study examines the annual change in consumer prices for goods and services in Canada for 2007. This annual review also describes the sources of change in consumer prices. The analysis also includes a review of price movements in the provinces and an international comparison with OECD countries.

    Release date: 2008-06-26

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2005018
    Description:

    Since the early 1990s, increased attention has been focused on the possibility that the rate of inflation may be being overstated as a result of measurement biases in the estimation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). One source of this possible error is caused by outlet substitution bias. This type of distortion can result when consumers shift their patronage from one retail outlet to another. As superstores and warehouse type stores continue to open and capture a larger share of the market, the existing CPI sample could become increasingly unrepresentative. If the prices are lower at the new outlets and this decrease in costs is not accurately captured in the CPI, the index will exhibit an upward bias.

    Release date: 2006-05-10

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2005030
    Description:

    This study examines the inflation rate experienced by lower- and higher-income households from 1992 to 2004. The reasons for Canada-wide and provincial-level differences in inflation are examined.

    Release date: 2005-06-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2005027
    Description:

    This study examines the inflation rate experienced by seniors-only households from 1992 to 2004. Their inflation rate is compared with that of all other households and the official Consumer Price Index.

    Release date: 2005-05-17

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2004017
    Description:

    This paper documents the approach used to construct the shelter element of the current spatial index program. The intercity indexes of the retail price differentials program of Prices Division had, until recently, excluded any reference to shelter because of conceptual issues. A rental equivalence approach is used for measuring spatial variations in the costs of shelter services among cities. To control for quality variations across areas, a semi-log separate hedonic regression methodology is used to construct the Laspeyres, Paasche, and Fisher Törnqvist interarea indices.

    Release date: 2004-04-16

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2003016
    Description:

    For a long time, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been the most commonly referenced measure of inflation. However, it is not generally perceived how sensitive the CPI is to the measurement of price change for owned accommodation. The relative importance of the homeownership component in the CPI and the movement of that component are critically dependent on the choice of concept for estimating homeownership costs. However, there is no one concept that is generally agreed upon by official statistical agencies. As part of an ongoing research program into major issues involved in the construction of consumer price indexes, analytical indexes of consumer prices based on different treatments of owned accommodation are updated in this publication for the period 1995 to 2000.

    This paper presents seven alternative homeownership series based on four different concepts, including one based on the current concept used in the official CPI. Series are also shown for higher-level aggregates, including indexes at the All-items level. All of these higher-level aggregates differ only in their owned accommodation components, for all aggregates and all other components are based on the official concept.

    Release date: 2003-04-10

Reference (2)

Reference (2) (2 results)

  • Index and guides: 62-553-X
    Description:

    This Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) Reference Paper provides an overview the Canadian CPI. It is intended for a varied audience, ranging from users interested in general information to those requiring more technical or theoretical details. As such, it explains all the important aspects of the Canadian CPI: uses and interpretations, scope, classifications, sample strategy, price collection, index calculation, quality change, weights, basket updates, reliability and uncertainty, special cases and treatments and history.

    Release date: 2015-12-18

  • Index and guides: 62-557-X
    Description:

    This publication was prepared for the general public interested in obtaining a brief non-technical introduction the Consumer Price Index (CPI). It poses and answers some of the more frequently asked questions relating to the construction, interpretation and use of this index.

    Release date: 1998-04-01

Browse our partners page to find a complete list of our partners and their associated products.

Date modified: