Canadian interest rates pertain to selected money market and consumer rates for the past 10 years. The primary index is the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which provides a broad measure of the cost of living in Canada. While there are other ways to measure price changes, the CPI is the most important indicator because of its widespread use, for example, to calculate changes in government payments such as the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
For this data source, RIMES hosts 10 economic data securities and 14 indices.
- Index coverage includes: Consumer Price Index, CPI-Seasonally Adjusted, CPI-Core Components.
- Economic data coverage includes: Government of Canada benchmark bond yields and Treasury Bills.
Some of the data items available include:
- Date of Portfolio, Description, Domain Code, Series Value, Time Series Value