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
|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|
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