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Consumer Price Index (CPI)

The indicator measures changes in retail prices of goods and services purchased by householders. The Index includes the price level of food, clothing, education expenses, health, transportation, utilities and leisure. The indicator is calculated monthly and is the main indicator of inflation in the country. It is considered the most important indicator of inflation.

  • Release Frequency: monthly.
  • Release Schedule: around the 20th of each month.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.