Wholesale Services Price Index

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The purpose of this survey is to collect and compile data to measure the monthly change in the movement of the price of wholesale services. These prices are combined and chained to form the Wholesale Services Price Index. The estimates are produced on a quarterly basis. These price data are combined to estimate a price index for the wholesale services sector that can be joined with other business service indexes to provide better estimates of real output and productivity, monitor inflation, and feed an important research agenda at Statistics Canada.

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

Collection periods:


  • From April 26 to June 13, 2019 ― first quarter 2019
  • From July 23 to September 16, 2019 ― second quarter 2019
  • From October 23 to December 12, 2019 ― third quarter 2019
  • From January 22 to March 10, 2020 ― fourth quarter 2019
Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire, and paper questionnaire with telephone follow-up
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
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    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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    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.

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    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about product purchase and selling prices, product origin, product specifications, and reasons for price changes. This information is collected and captured to calculate a margin price used in the Wholesale Services Price Index.

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  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 5106

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