Prices and price indexes
For governments, businesses, and individuals alike, every change in the price of a barrel of oil, a month's rent, or even a loaf of bread has an impact on how we spend-and earn-our money. Statistics Canada tracks these and many other price movements using a number of key indexes.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) impact is felt throughout the economy. Wages and salaries are adjusted to reflect price changes, as are pension payments and old age security cheques.
Prices and price indexes - Complete listof surveys and statistical programs for prices and price indexes