Freight Rail Services Price Index (FRSPI)

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The objective of the Freight Rail Services Price Index (FRSPI) is to provide monthly and quarterly estimates of price changes for the mainline freight rail industry in Canada.

The data collected in this survey are used to produce the FRSPI. This index measures the price movements of services provided by mainline freight rail carriers. Businesses use this index to gain a better understanding of their industry and assess their performance. Statistics Canada uses this index to deflate current dollar values and derive real growth and productivity for this sector of the economy.

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

Collection period:
From January 14 to December 9, 2019
Collection method:
Web Collection
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.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about:

    • price of a shipment;
    • fuel surcharge.
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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.

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