Consumer Price Index Monthly

 

Consumer Price Index, April 2018

This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them.

PEI and Canada Consumer Price Index

 

All-Items Consumer Price Index by Province

  CAN NL PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC
April 2018 133.3 137.7 136.1 135.7 134.1 129.2 134.8 134.0 137.5 140.6 127.7
March 2018 132.9 137.5 135.6 135.0 133.8 128.7 134.6 133.0 136.8 139.9 127.4
April 2017 130.4 135.6 133.2 132.0 131.2 127.0 132.0 130.2 134.2 137.4 124.4
Year Over year Change (%) 2.2% 1.5% 2.2% 2.8% 2.2% 1.7% 2.1% 2.9% 2.5% 2.3% 2.7%
Monthly Change (%) 0.3% 0.1% 0.4% 0.5% 0.2% 0.4% 0.1% 0.8% 0.5% 0.5% 0.2%

Summary

Statistics Canada reported that the year-over-year change in the All-Items Consumer Price Index for P.E.I. was 2.2 per cent in April 2018. This matches the 2.2 per cent increase for Canada. Year-over-year price increases for P.E.I. were led by gasoline (12.2%), followed by fuel oil and other fuels (17.6%), purchase and leasing of passenger vehicles (1.8%), inter-city transportation (11.3%), and cigarettes (5.6%). These increases were partially offset by year-over-year declines for recreational equipment and services excluding recreational vehicles (-5.1%), women's clothing (-4.0%), travel tours, sugar and confectionery (-4.4%), and home entertainment equipment, parts and services (-7.9%).

 

The monthly change for P.E.I. in April 2018 was 0.4 per cent. Lower prices for travel tours, food purchased from restaurants (-1.5%), bakery products (-3.5%), inter-city transportation (-2.6%), and purchase and leasing of passenger vehicles (-0.4%) were offset by higher prices for gasoline (5.6%), fuel oil and other fuels (3.3%), traveler accommodation (7.7%), telephone services (2.4%), and fresh vegetables (7.2%).

*data for travel tours not released at the provincial level.

 

Related downloads for this release:

Monthly Consumer Price Index Report PDF (87KB)

The CPI for May 2018 will be released on June 22, 2018.

Published date: 
May 18, 2018
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