Consumer Price Index Monthly

Consumer Price Index, September 2019

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

  CA NL PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC
September 2019 136.2 139.0 138.2 138.4 136.6 132.1 137.5 136.9 139.7 142.9 132.0
August 2019 136.8 139.9 138.8 138.4 137.4 132.4 138.5 137.3 140.2 143.4 132.2
September 2018 133.7 138.3 136.0 135.5 134.2 129.3 135.2 134.0 137.3 141.1 128.9
Year Over year Change (%) 1.9 0.5 1.6 2.1 1.8 2.2 1.7 2.2 1.7 1.3 2.4
Monthly Change (%) -0.4 -0.6 -0.4 0.0 -0.6 -0.2 -0.7 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2

Summary

Statistics Canada reported that the year-over-year change in the All-Items Consumer Price Index for P.E.I. was 1.6 per cent in September 2019. This compares to a rise of 1.9 per cent for Canada. Year-over-year price increases for P.E.I. were led by purchase and leasing of passenger vehicles (4.0%), followed by fresh vegetables (23.1%), mortgage interest cost, passenger vehicle insurance premiums (5.4%), and pet food and supplies*. These increases were partially offset by year-over-year declines for gasoline (-8.8%), fuel oil and other fuels (-5.7%), internet access services (-10.2%), telephone services (-3.8%), and footwear (-6.6%).

The monthly change for P.E.I. in September 2019 was -0.4 per cent. Lower prices for inter-city transportation ( 18.5%), traveler accommodation (-11.0%), purchase and leasing of passenger vehicles (-0.9%), cereal products excluding baby food (-6.3%), and gasoline (-1.2%) were mostly offset by higher prices for women's clothing (6.4%), fuel oil and other fuels (3.0%), recreational equipment and services excluding recreational vehicles (4.4%), pet food and supplies*, and fresh or frozen beef (5.8%). 

 

*data not published at the provincial level.

 

Related downloads for this release:

Monthly Consumer Price Index Report PDF (87KB)

The CPI for October 2019 will be released on November 20, 2019.

Source: Statistics Canada, Table 18-10-0004-01, Consumer Price Index, monthly, not seasonally adjusted

Published date: 
October 16, 2019
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