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May 16, 2023

YEAR-OVER-YEAR (April 2023 vs April 2022)

All items:  consumer prices in Nova Scotia increased 4.5%. The national average inflation was 4.4%. In Halifax consumer prices increased 4.9%.

All items excluding food and energy: Nova Scotia consumer prices outside of food and energy increased 5.0%. This was higher than the national average increase of 4.4%.

MONTH-OVER-MONTH (April 2023 vs March 2023)

All items: consumer prices in Nova Scotia were up 0.6%. Nationally, consumer prices were 0.7% higher from the previous month. In Halifax consumer prices increased 0.5%.

All items excluding food and energy: Nova Scotia consumer prices excluding food and energy increased 0.2% month over month in April 2023, below the national average price rise of 0.5%.

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

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