Industrial Product and Raw Materials Price Report — Industrial Product Price Index

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The Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) measures price changes for major commodities sold by manufacturers in Canada. The prices collected are for goods sold at the factory gate. As a result, the prices covered by the IPPI refer not to what a purchaser pays but to what the producer receives. They exclude all indirect taxes, such as sales taxes and tariffs as this money does not go to the factors of production (i.e. labour, capital, or profit). They also exclude any transportation service performed by a common carrier beyond the factory gate and any distribution services performed by the retail or wholesale trade industries.

The Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) measures price changes for raw materials purchased by industries in Canada for further processing. As a purchasers' price index, prices include all charges purchasers incur to bring a commodity to the establishment gate. They include transportation charges, net taxes paid, custom duties, as well as subsidies, if applicable.

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Collection periods:

Reference month January: from January 19 to February 19, 2018

Reference month February: from February 19 to March 19, 2018

Reference month March: from March 19 to April 18, 2018

Reference month April: from April 19 to May 18, 2018

Reference month May: from May 18 to June 18, 2018

Reference month June: from June 19 to July 18, 2018

Reference month July: from July 19 to August 20, 2018

Reference month August: from August 20 to September 18, 2018

Reference month September: from September 19 to October 18, 2018

Reference month October: from October 19 to November 19, 2018

Reference month November: from November 20 to December 17, 2018

Reference month December: from December 18, 2018, to January 18, 2019

Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire, Administrative Data Interface (ADI) and extraction of data from other sources
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
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    • prices of products sold by manufactures in Canada
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