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Friday, April 20, 2018

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Prices and price indexes

Consumer Price Index, March 2018

The Consumer Price Index rose 2.3% on a year-over-year basis in March, following a 2.2% increase in February. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.1% in March, after increasing 0.2% in February.

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Retail and wholesale

Retail trade, February 2018

Retail sales increased 0.4% in February to $49.8 billion. Higher sales at new car dealers and general merchandise stores were the main contributors to the gain.

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Pipeline transportation of oil and other liquid petroleum products, February 2018

Pipelines received 20.5 million cubic metres of crude oil and equivalent products from Canadian fields and plants in February, up 0.2% compared with the same month in 2017. The vast majority originated in Alberta (87.0%), followed by Saskatchewan (10.1%).

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Monthly Survey of Smelters and Metal Refineries, February 2018

Data for February from the Monthly Survey of Smelters and Metal Refineries are now available on the Monthly Statistics of Mineral Production page of the Natural Resources Canada website.

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Travel and tourism

Announcement regarding the February 2018 data on Travel between Canada and other countries

The Frontier Counts are based on administrative data from the Canada Border Services Agency. These data provide information on the number of border crossings of international travellers for both outbound travel (Canadian residents travelling abroad) and inbound travel (residents of other countries travelling to Canada).

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New products

The Consumer Price Index, March 2018, vol. 97, no. 3

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

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