Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada – Not seasonally adjusted
|Relative importance1||August 2011||July 2012||August 2012||July to August 2012||August 2011 to August 2012|
|All-items Consumer Price Index (CPI)||100.002||120.3||121.5||121.8||0.2||1.2|
|Household operations, furnishings and equipment||11.55||111.2||113.0||112.7||-0.3||1.3|
|Clothing and footwear||5.31||90.6||89.1||89.5||0.4||-1.2|
|Health and personal care||4.95||117.5||118.5||119.8||1.1||2.0|
|Recreation, education and reading||11.20||106.4||107.2||107.6||0.4||1.1|
|Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products||2.91||136.1||137.6||137.8||0.1||1.2|
|All-items CPI excluding energy||89.92||117.2||118.7||118.8||0.1||1.4|
|All-items CPI excluding food and energy||73.93||114.7||115.8||116.0||0.2||1.1|
2009 CPI basket weights at April 2011 prices, Canada, effective May 2011. 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/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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