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Friday, February 23, 2018
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Prices and price indexes
Consumer Price Index, January 2018
The Consumer Price Index rose 1.7% on a year-over-year basis in January, following a 1.9% increase in December. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.5% in January, after increasing 0.1% in December.
Machinery and Equipment Price Index, fourth quarter 2017
The Machinery and Equipment Price Index (MEPI) increased 1.6% in the fourth quarter, following a 5.7% decrease in the third quarter. The import component was up 2.0% while the domestic component increased 0.5%.
Commercial Software Price Index, January 2018
The Commercial Software Price Index (CSPI) decreased 1.0% from December 2017 to January 2018.
Computer and peripherals price indexes, January 2018
The price of desktop and similar computers, laptop and tablet computers, and servers declined 0.3% in January.
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2017
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $993 in December, little changed from the previous month. Compared with December 2016, earnings rose 2.3%, with all of the increase occurring in the second half of 2017.
Deaths and causes of death, 2015
The total number of deaths in Canada was 264,333 in 2015, the highest annual total since the introduction of the vital statistics registration system in 1921. Every province and territory except Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut reported a record number of deaths in 2015.
Natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, December 2017
Natural gas transmission pipelines received 588.9 million gigajoules of natural gas from fields, gathering systems and plants in December. Seven provinces posted receipts, with Alberta (70.0%) and British Columbia (27.9%) holding the vast majority.
Life Tables, Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2013 to 2015, No. 1