Consumer Price Index and major components – Seasonally adjusted1
|April 2012||May 2012||June 2012||April to May 2012||May to June 2012|
|All-items Consumer Price Index (CPI)||121.9||121.5||121.3||-0.3||-0.2|
|Household operations, furnishings and equipment||112.5||112.8||113.1||0.3||0.3|
|Clothing and footwear||93.2||92.6||92.6||-0.6||0.0|
|Health and personal care||118.7||118.7||118.8||0.0||0.1|
|Recreation, education and reading||105.8||105.9||106.0||0.1||0.1|
|Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products||137.7||137.7||137.5||0.0||-0.1|
|All-items CPI excluding food and energy3||116.5||116.4||116.3||-0.1||-0.1|
Each month, the previous month's seasonally adjusted index is subject to revision. On an annual basis, the seasonally adjusted values for the last three years are revised with the January data release. Since these revisions can lead to changes in both the levels and movements of the indexes, users employing the CPI for indexation purposes are advised to use the unadjusted indexes.
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/price-indexes/cpi).
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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