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New Consumer Price Index Portal: a "one-stop shop for all things CPI-related"

Published September 3, 2019 by Mark Bodnar

Today's Statistics Canada Daily email alert was filled with useful little surprises, as usual. For instance, today's Daily was the first I'd heard of Statistics Canada's new Consumer Price Index (CPI) Portal.

Logo from the Consumer Price Index Portal website featuring the site name and a shopping cart with a dollar sign

Quoting from The Daily... 

By centralizing all CPI data, products, publications, tools and program information into one convenient location, the portal offers users a new one-stop shop for all things CPI-related. The portal will also announce new features and updates to the CPI.

Please take a moment to visit the CPI Portal and explore its interactive data visualization tools today. Check out the latest CPI snapshot to see what's currently driving price changes. Or explore key CPI indicators and compare price changes for goods and services in the CPI basket, over time and by geography. We also encourage you to share information on the portal with your networks.

Statistics Canada is the nation’s trusted source for information that contributes to informed decision making by governments, business and households. As part of the agency’s modernization efforts, the new CPI Portal makes it easier for users to find, analyse and use a wide range of information and products on prices paid by Canadian consumers for food, shelter, transportation, healthcare and more!

Statistics Canada went on to invite feedback on the future development of the CPI Portal -- look for a  link to a feedback form at the bottom of the portal webpage.

Logo of Statistics Canada

Of course, Statistics Canada has far more to offer than just CPI data. Today's Daily also had news about updates to the Sustainable Development Goals Data Hub (now added to my Sustainable Business research guide), as well as a study on "Recent trends in wholesale and retail softwood lumber prices," and new data on financial markets and sawmills.

image of a silly monster with a big grin and its arms in the airSeriously... am I the only one who finds such things exciting?

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-- Mark
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Mark Bodnar
mbodnar@sfu.ca
Economics & Business Librarian

 

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