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January 18, 2019
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, DECEMBER and ANNUAL 2018

DECEMBER 2018

 

NOVA SCOTIA

In Nova Scotia December 2018, the Consumer Price Index (index 2002=100) decreased 0.5 per cent from November 2018 to 134.9 and increased 1.6 per cent over December 2017. The CPI, excluding food and energy, decreased 0.2 per cent from November 2018 to 127.3 and increased 2.2 per cent over December 2017. <...

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January 18, 2019
ANALYSIS OF NOVA SCOTIA'S CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR DECEMBER 2018

In Nova Scotia December 2018, year over year growth for the All-Items Consumer Price Index was 1.6 per cent, below the national average of 2.0 per cent. Monthly consumer prices were down 0.5 per cent in Nova Scotia and down 0.1 per cent nationally. 

Within Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia had the highest year over year consumer price inflation (+1.6%), followed by Prince Edward island (+1.3%) and New Brunswick (+0.9%), then Newfoundland and Labrador (+0.5%). 

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January 18, 2019
ANALYSIS OF NOVA SCOTIA'S CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ANNUAL 2018

CPI inflation in Nova Scotia was 2.2 per cent for the year 2018, below the national increase of 2.3 per cent. For both Canada and Nova Scotia, the CPI increase was the largest since 2011. For 2018, the largest increase in the CPI occurred in British Columbia at 2.7 per cent and the lowest was in Newfoundland and Labrador at 1.6 per cent. The increase of the CPI was larger in 2018 than 2017 for eight provinces, but smaller in Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick.

 

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January 18, 2019
UK RETAIL SALES, DECEMBER & ANNUAL 2018

The UK Office for National Statistics reports that UK retail sales decreased in December.

  • Month over month retail sales values decreased 0.9 per cent while the retail sales volume (adjusted for price changes) decreased 0.9 per cent over November 2018.
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    January 18, 2019
    EURO AREA CURRENT ACCOUNT, NOVEMBER 2018

    The European Central Bank reported today that the Euro Area (EA19) current account (working day and seasonally adjusted) recorded a surplus of €20.3 billion in November 2018. Surpluses of €18.4 billion in net goods trade, €11.0 billion in net services trade and €6.0 billion in net primary income, were partially offset by a deficit of €15.0 billion in net secondary income accounts.

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