Industrial Product and Raw Materials Price Report — Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI)

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Data collected from this survey are used to produce two key measures of price change for the Canadian economy: the Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) and the Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI). The IPPI measures price movements for products sold by manufacturers in Canada, and the RMPI measures price movements for raw materials purchased by manufacturers in Canada.

The products reported on this survey will be followed over time, and each month the price movements for these products are aggregated to produce the IPPI and the RMPI. Data for approximately 6,000 products are used to produce the IPPI and RMPI.

The IPPI and RMPI are used extensively by businesses for contract escalation and industry analysis. Statistics Canada uses these indexes to deflate current dollar values and derive estimates of real growth and productivity for the manufacturing sector.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:
  • Reference month — March: from March 17 to April 6, 2020
  • Reference month — April: from April 17 to May 8, 2020
  • Reference month — May: from May 19 to June 8, 2020
  • Reference month — June: from June 18 to July 9, 2020
  • Reference month — July: from July 20 to August 10, 2020
  • Reference month — August: from August 19 to September 9, 2020
  • Reference month — September: from September 18 to October 8, 2020
  • Reference month — October: from October 20 to November 9, 2020
  • Reference month — November: from November 19 to December 9, 2020
  • Reference month — December: from December 18, 2020 to January 8, 2021
  • Reference month — January: from January 19 to February 9, 2021
  • Reference month — February: from February 18 to March 10, 2021
Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
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    Confidentiality

    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

    By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

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    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To reduce response burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them for statistical purposes only. Statistics Canada will share data from this survey only with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

    Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician, specifying the organizations with which you do not want Statistics Canada to share your data and mailing it to the following address:

    Chief Statistician of Canada
    Statistics Canada
    Attention of Director, Producer Prices Division
    150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0T6

    You may also contact us by email at statcan.ippi-ippi.statcan@canada.ca.

    For this survey, there are Section 12 agreements with Health Canada to share the cannabis information reported by Federal Licence Holders.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    This survey collects information from manufacturers in Canada, including the prices of products sold by manufacturers, the prices of raw materials purchased by industries in Canada for further processing, product specifications and information relating to reasons for price changes.

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    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 2306
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