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Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410Email: thomas.storring@novascotia.ca

September 18, 2019
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, AUGUST 2019

NOVA SCOTIA

In Nova Scotia August 2019, the Consumer Price Index (index 2002=100) decreased 0.1 per cent from July 2019 to 138.4 and increased 1.6 per cent over August 2018.  The CPI, excluding food and energy, increased 0.2 per cent from July 2019 and increased 2.1 per cent over August 2018. 

 CANADA

In Canada August 2019, the Consumer Price Index (index 2002=100) decreased 0.1 per cent from July 2019 to 136.8 and increased 1.9 per cent over August 2018. The CPI, excluding food and energy, remained unchanged from July 2019 at 131.3 and increased 2.2 per cent over August 2018. 

In Canada August 2019, the key monetary policy indicators of inflation were:

  • CPI-Common was 1.8 per cent, 
  • CPI-Median was 2.1 per cent and
  • CPI-Trim was 2.1 per cent.

HALIFAX

In Halifax August 2019, the Consumer Price Index (index 2002=100) decreased 0.1 per cent from July 2019 to 136.9 and increased 1.5 per cent over August 2018. 

 

 

REFERENCES

Statistics Canada.  Table  18-10-0004-01   Consumer Price Index, monthly, not seasonally adjusted

Statistics Canada.  Table  18-10-0256-01   Consumer Price Index (CPI) statistics, measures of core inflation and other related statistics - Bank of Canada definitions



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