Consulting Services Price Index (COSPI)

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The data collected by this survey will be used to produce indexes showing changes over time in the prices of various consulting services. These data will allow Statistics Canada to produce estimates of real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the consulting industry as well as estimates of productivity change. Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:
  • 2018 Q4: from January 30 to March 29, 2019
  • 2019 Q1: from May 1 to June 15, 2019
  • 2019 Q2: from July 26 to September 13, 2019
  • 2019 Q3: from October 30 to December 13, 2019
  • 2019 Q4: from January 23 to March 30, 2020
Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire and telephone interview for follow-ups
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 to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about:

    • prices and price indexes.
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    Published data

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  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5194
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