For governments, businesses, and individuals alike, every change in the price of a barrel of oil, a month's rent, or even a loaf of bread has an impact on how we spend—and earn—our money. Statistics Canada tracks these and many other price movements using a number of key indexes.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) tracks changes in prices as experienced by Canadian consumers by comparing, through time, the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services.
Producer Price Indexes (PPI) track the changes in prices Canadian producers receive or pay for goods and services over time.
Find information on these and other indexes below.
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Air fares, average base fare - Canada
(First quarter 2019)$233.901.1%(year-over-year change)
Annual Average CPI - Canada
Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index - Canada
(Second quarter 2019)1.1%(quarterly change)
Consumer Price Index - Canada
(September 2019)1.9%(12-month change)
Engineering services - Canada
(Second quarter 2019)1.2%(quarterly change)
Experimental New Condominium Apartment Price Index - Canada
(Second quarter 2019)-0.1%(quarterly change)
Non-residential buildings construction price index - Canada
(Third quarter 2019)0.5%(quarterly change)
Residential buildings construction price index - Canada
(Third quarter 2019)0.6%(quarterly change)
Surveying and mapping services - Canada
(Second quarter 2019)0.1%(quarterly change)
Consumer Price Index Data Visualization Tool
The Consumer Price Index Data Visualization Tool is an interactive dashboard that provides access to current and historical Consumer Price Index (CPI) data in a dynamic and customizable format.
Statistics Canada Training Institute - Producer price indexes
This online tutorial will provide you with an overview to Statistics Canada's Producer Price Indexes - what they are, how they are made and what they are used for.
An Overview of Canada's Consumer Price Index (CPI)
This video (An Overview of Canada's Consumer Price Index) provides an overview of the CPI. It defines the CPI and looks at what it measures and how it is used.
Prices Analytical Series
The Prices Analytical Series provides research and analysis pertaining to price indices. This series is intended to stimulate discussion on a variety of topics related to the analysis of the evolution of prices through time or space.
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