Consumer Price Index Monthly
Consumer Price Index, November 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
|Year Over year Change (%)||2.2||1.5||2.1||2.1||2.4||2.7||1.9||2.5||1.9||2.1||2.2|
|Monthly Change (%)||-0.1||0.1||0.4||0.3||0.4||0.0||-0.1||-0.3||-0.3||0.0||-0.3|
Statistics Canada reported that the year-over-year change in the All-Items Consumer Price Index for P.E.I. was 2.1 per cent in November 2019. This compares to a rise of 2.2 per cent for Canada. Year-over-year price increases for P.E.I. were led by purchase and leasing of passenger vehicles (3.5%), followed by rent (4.4%), processed meat (16.1%), property taxes and other special charges (4.9%), and mortgage interest cost*. These increases were partially offset by year-over-year declines for fuel oil and other fuels (-8.9%), telephone services (-6.4%), drivers' licences*, passenger vehicle registration fees (-20.0%), and footwear (-5.2%).
The monthly change for P.E.I. in November 2019 was 0.4 per cent. Lower prices for other food preparations*, travel tours*, recreational equipment and services excluding recreational vehicles (-3.5%), traveler accommodation (-3.3%), and clothing accessories, watches and jewellery (-4.0%) were offset by higher prices for purchase and leasing of passenger vehicles (1.2%), dairy products (4.2%), other fresh or frozen poultry*, fresh fruit (8.8%), and rent (1.1%).
*data not published at the provincial level.
Related downloads for this release:
Monthly Consumer Price Index Report PDF (87KB)
The CPI for December 2019 will be released on January 22, 2020.
Source: Statistics Canada, Table 18-10-0004-01, Consumer Price Index, monthly, not seasonally adjusted