Food Price Data Hub

This data hub offers access to a centralized collection of information on food prices in Canada.

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Consumer Price Index (CPI): Statistics Canada's primary measure of inflation

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Consumer Price Index for food purchased from stores
Consumer Price Index for food purchased from stores, 12-month percentage change - March 2024
Description: Consumer Price Index for food purchased from stores, 12-month percentage change.
Consumer Price Index for food purchased from stores, 12-month % change
  Index for food purchased from stores All-items index
March 2019 4.0 1.9
April 2019 3.0 2.0
May 2019 4.0 2.4
June 2019 3.9 2.0
July 2019 4.2 2.0
August 2019 3.9 1.9
September 2019 4.1 1.9
October 2019 4.1 1.9
November 2019 3.9 2.2
December 2019 3.2 2.2
January 2020 3.8 2.4
February 2020 2.4 2.2
March 2020 2.4 0.9
April 2020 4.0 -0.2
May 2020 3.5 -0.4
June 2020 3.0 0.7
July 2020 2.4 0.1
August 2020 1.6 0.1
September 2020 1.3 0.5
October 2020 2.3 0.7
November 2020 1.6 1.0
December 2020 0.5 0.7
January 2021 0.1 1.0
February 2021 1.3 1.1
March 2021 1.3 2.2
April 2021 0.1 3.4
May 2021 0.9 3.6
June 2021 0.7 3.1
July 2021 1.0 3.7
August 2021 2.6 4.1
September 2021 4.2 4.4
October 2021 3.9 4.7
November 2021 4.7 4.7
December 2021 5.7 4.8
January 2022 6.5 5.1
February 2022 7.4 5.7
March 2022 8.7 6.7
April 2022 9.7 6.8
May 2022 9.7 7.7
June 2022 9.4 8.1
July 2022 9.9 7.6
August 2022 10.8 7.0
September 2022 11.4 6.9
October 2022 11.0 6.9
November 2022 11.4 6.8
December 2022 11.0 6.3
January 2023 11.4 5.9
February 2023 10.6 5.2
March 2023 9.7 4.3
April 2023 9.1 4.4
May 2023 9.0 3.4
June 2023 9.1 2.8
July 2023 8.5 3.3
August 2023 6.9 4.0
September 2023 5.8 3.8
October 2023 5.4 3.1
November 2023 4.7 3.1
December 2023 4.7 3.4
January 2024 3.4 2.9
February 2024 2.4 2.8
March 2024 1.9 2.9

Notes:

Source: Table 18-10-0004-03

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Monthly Canadian average retail price of selected food items

Milk, 2 litres

$5.09
(February 2024)

White bread, 675 grams

$3.41
(February 2024)

White rice, 2 kilograms

$9.47
(February 2024)

Butter, 454 grams

$6.01
(February 2024)

Ground beef, per kilogram

$11.38
(February 2024)

Chicken breasts, per kilogram

$13.07
(February 2024)

Eggs, 1 dozen

$4.43
(February 2024)

Apples, per kilogram

$5.17
(February 2024)

Bananas, per kilogram

$1.65
(February 2024)

Potatoes, per kilogram

$4.86
(February 2024)

Tomatoes, per kilogram

$5.94
(February 2024)

Vegetable oil, 3 litres

$11.03
(February 2024)

Notes:

  • Users should exercise caution when comparing average prices over time. Factors such as product rotation, quality and quantity changes, and shifting consumer preferences can contribute to price differences from one month to another. Users should also use caution when comparing average prices across different provinces, because of variations in brands, quality and size among geographic areas.
  • Average retail prices are available by province in Table 18-10-0245-01 (Monthly average retail prices for selected products).
  • The Methodological Supplement for the Monthly Average Retail Prices Table provides more information on the collection and interpretation of these data.

Source: Table 18-10-0245-01

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Food supply chain prices, 12-month change

Crops
(December 2023)

-11.1% decrease

Livestock and animal products
(December 2023)

6.3% increase

Farm input: Machinery fuel
(Fourth quarter 2023)

-20.3% decrease

Farm input: Fertilizer
(Fourth quarter 2023)

-24.5% decrease

Farm input: Animal feed
(Fourth quarter 2023)

-9.5% decrease

Processing and packaging

Crop products
(February 2024)

-17.0% decrease

Animals and animal products
(February 2024)

6.6% increase

Plastic bags
(February 2024)

-25.6% decrease

Plastic bottles
(February 2024)

4.5% increase

Paperboard containers
(February 2024)

2.9% increase

Transportation, wholesale and retail

Truck transportation
(September 2023)

-2.8% decrease

Motor gasoline
(February 2024)

-3.9% decrease

Diesel fuel
(February 2024)

-9.6% decrease

Food wholesale markup
(December 2023)

-2.0% decrease

Grocery stores markup
(December 2023)

7.0% increase

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