Statistics Canada, which was formed in 1971, is the Government of Canada government agency commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. Its headquarters is in Ottawa. The bureau is commonly called StatCan or StatsCan. StatCan is the official abbreviation. Statistics is a federal responsibility in Canada and Statistics Canada produces statistics for all the provinces as well as the federal government. In addition to conducting about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life, Statistics Canada undertakes a country-wide census every five years on the first and sixth year of each decade The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is an indicator of changes in consumer prices experienced by Canadians. It is obtained by comparing, over time, the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by consumers. Since the basket contains goods and services of unchanging or equivalent quantity and quality, the index reflects only pure price change.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
For this data source, RIMES hosts four 4 indices; including cpi, cpi seasonally adjusted, core components, and base date 1992. Some of the data items available include:
- Database Domain Code
- Last Price Date
- Database Symbol