Consumer Price Index Monthly

Consumer Price Index, September 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
September 2018 133.7 138.3 136.0 135.5 134.2 129.3 135.2 134.0 137.3 141.1 128.9
August 2018 134.2 138.9 137.6 136.2 134.7 129.5 135.9 134.2 137.6 141.6 129.6
September 2017 130.8 136.4 133.7 133.3 131.6 127.1 132.3 130.9 134.9 137.0 125.7
Year Over year Change (%) 2.2% 1.4% 1.7% 1.7% 2.0% 1.7% 2.2% 2.4% 1.8% 3.0% 2.5%
Monthly Change (%) -0.4% -0.4% -1.2% -0.5% -0.4% -0.2% -0.5% -0.1% -0.2% -0.4% -0.5%

Summary

Statistics Canada reported that the year-over-year change in the All-Items Consumer Price Index for P.E.I. was 1.7 per cent in September 2018. This compares to a rise of 2.2 per cent for Canada. Year-over-year price increases for P.E.I. were led by fuel oil and other fuels (23.6%), followed by gasoline (10.1%), mortgage interest cost*, inter-city transportation (7.0%), and other fresh or frozen poultry*. These increases were partially offset by year-over-year declines for electricity (-4.8%), traveler accommodation (-4.8%), preserved fruit and fruit preparations (-12.8%), fresh or frozen beef (-7.9%), and telephone services (-1.2%).

 

The monthly change for P.E.I. in September 2018 was -1.2 per cent. Lower prices for traveler accommodation (‑17.1%), inter-city transportation (-15.8%), fresh vegetables (-13.4%), purchase and leasing of passenger vehicles (-1.3%), and travel tours* were partially offset by higher prices for tuition fees (2.7%), footwear (4.1%), preserved vegetables and vegetable preparations (3.6%), paper, plastic and aluminum foil supplies (1.8%), and mortgage interest cost*.

 

*data not released at the provincial level.

Related downloads for this release:

Monthly Consumer Price Index Report PDF (87KB)

The CPI for October 2018 will be released on November 23, 2018.

Published date: 
October 19, 2018
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