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
|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%|
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.