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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.

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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%.

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Commercial Software Price Index, January 2018

The Commercial Software Price Index (CSPI) decreased 1.0% from December 2017 to January 2018.

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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.

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Labour

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.

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Health

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.

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Energy

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.

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New products

The Consumer Price Index, January 2018, vol. 97, no. 1

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

Health Indicators, February 2018, No. 2

Catalogue number Catalogue number82-221-X, (HTML)

Life Tables, Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2013 to 2015, No. 1

Catalogue number Catalogue number84-537-X, (HTML | PDF)

Methods for Constructing Life Tables for Canada, Provinces and Territories

Catalogue number Catalogue number84-538-X, (HTML | PDF)

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