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Consumer Price Index -Canada

CPI – Not seasonally adjusted Relative importance1May 2012April 2013May 2013April-to MayMay-to May
 %(2002=100)% change
All-items Consumer Price Index (CPI) 100.002 122.1 122.7 123.0 0.2 0.7
Food 16.60 130.9 132.1 132.6 0.4 1.3
Shelter 26.26 126.7 128.2 128.3 0.1 1.3
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 12.66 112.8 114.3 114.0 -0.3 1.1
Clothing and footwear 5.82 93.4 94.7 93.9 -0.8 0.5
Transportation 19.98 129.9 128.6 129.2 0.5 -0.5
Health and personal care 4.93 118.8 118.6 118.3 -0.3 -0.4
Recreation, education and reading 10.96 106.7 105.2 106.5 1.2 -0.2
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 2.79 137.7 140.1 141.1 0.7 2.5
Special aggregates            
Core CPI3 84.91 119.9 121.0 121.2 0.2 1.1
All-items CPI excluding energy 91.44 119.3 119.9 120.1 0.2 0.7
Energy4 8.56 157.7 158.0 159.3 0.8 1.0
Gasoline 4.62 186.1 181.3 183.3 1.1 -1.5
All-items CPI excluding food and energy 74.85 116.7 117.2 117.3 0.1 0.5
Goods 48.18 114.7 114.9 115.0 0.1 0.3
Services 51.82 129.5 130.3 130.9 0.5 1.1
2011 CPI basket weights at January 2013 prices, Canada, effective February 2013. Detailed weights are available under the Documentation section of survey 2301 (www.statcan.gc.ca/imdb-bmdi/2301-eng.htm).
Figures may not add to 100% as a result of rounding.
The Bank of Canada's core index excludes eight of the Consumer Price Index's most volatile components (fruit, fruit preparations and nuts; vegetables and vegetable preparations; mortgage interest cost; natural gas; fuel oil and other fuels; gasoline; inter-city transportation; and tobacco products and smokers' supplies) as well as the effects of changes in indirect taxes on the remaining components. For additional information on the core CPI, please consult the Bank of Canada website (www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/indicators/key-variables/inflation-control-target/).
The special aggregate "Energy" includes: electricity; natural gas; fuel oil and other fuels; gasoline; and fuel, parts and supplies for recreational vehicles.

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