The Export Import Price Report collects prices for representative commodities directly from Canadian exporters and importers. These prices are used to construct the Export Import Price Index (EIPI), which measures the change over time in the prices of goods purchased abroad by Canadian importers or sold to foreign buyers by Canadian exporters. The EIPI is also used to improve estimates of trade and real gross domestic product (GDP), and to measure import and export price trends for detailed and aggregate product groups. This information allows for greater international comparability and for better tracking of inflationary pressure in the economy.
Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.
- Reference Month ― March: from March 13 to April 2, 2020
- Reference Month ― April: from April 14 to May 4, 2020
- Reference Month ― May: from May 12 to June 3, 2020
- Reference Month ― June: from June 12 to July 3, 2020
- Reference Month ― July: from July 14 to August 5, 2020
- Reference Month ― August: from August 14 September 2,020
- Reference Month ― September: from September 11 to October 2, 2020
- Reference Month ― October: from September 11 to October 2, 2020
- Reference Month ― November: from November 12 to December 3, 2020
- Reference Month ― December: from December 11, 2020 to January 4, 2021
- Reference Month ― January: from January 13 to February 2, 2021
- Reference Month ― February: from February 11 to March 3, 2021
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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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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
This survey collects information about products purchased and sold by Canadian importers and exporters, the purchase or selling price of these products, as well as product specifications, country of origin/destination and currency. Information relating to reasons for price changes and price adjustments are also collected.
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- For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 5142