Consumer Price Index Change

The Consumer Price Index or CPI is an indicator of changes in consumer prices experienced. It is obtained by comparing, over time, the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by consumers.

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Consumer Price Index

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Consumer Price Index
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Consumer Price Index
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Analysis

PUBLISHED - May 18, 2018

On a year-over-year basis, Albertans paid 2.3% more in April 2018 for the goods and services that comprise the Consumer Price Index (CPI) than in the same month a year ago, slightly higher than the national average rise in CPI of 2.2%. Energy prices increased the most in Alberta (+16.1%), while recreation, education and reading (-1.6%) was the only product category to see a decline.