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Friday, March 23, 2018

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Prices and price indexes

Consumer Price Index, February 2018

The Consumer Price Index rose 2.2% on a year-over-year basis in February, following a 1.7% increase in January. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.2% in February after increasing 0.5% in January.

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Retail and wholesale

Retail trade, January 2018

Retail sales increased 0.3% in January to $49.9 billion. General merchandise stores were the largest contributors to the increase.

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Culture and leisure

Book publishing industry, 2016

The Canadian book publishers industry generated operating revenue of $1.6 billion in 2016, down 0.6% compared with 2014. Operating expenses decreased 1.4% to $1.5 billion, resulting in an operating profit margin of 10.2%.

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Natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, January 2018

Natural gas transmission pipelines received 597.3 million gigajoules of natural gas from fields, gathering systems and plants in January, up 5.5% from the same month in 2017. Seven provinces posted receipts, with Alberta (68.8%) and British Columbia (29.1%) holding the vast majority.

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Oilseed crushing statistics, February 2018

Oilseed processors crushed 675 944 tonnes of canola in February. Oil production totalled 302 001 tonnes, while meal production totalled 373 422 tonnes.

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Deliveries of major grains, February 2018

Data on major grain deliveries are now available for February.

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Milled wheat and wheat flour produced, January 2018

Millers milled 257 590 tonnes of wheat in January, while wheat flour production totalled 197 617 tonnes.

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New products

Statistics Canada - Infographics: "Time to eat"

Catalogue number Catalogue number11-627-M2018003, (HTML | PDF)

The Consumer Price Index, February 2018, vol. 97, no. 2

Catalogue number Catalogue number62-001-X, (HTML | PDF)

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