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
TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG
Consumer Price Index
TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG

Analysis

PUBLISHED - Sep 16, 2020

On a year-over-year basis, Albertans paid 0.6% more in August 2020 for the goods and services that comprise the Consumer Price Index (CPI) than in the same month a year ago, while the national average CPI was up 0.1%. In Alberta, Shelter and Food had the largest increases (+1.5%), while Recreation, education and reading had the largest decrease (-2.1%).