The Daily Wednesday, January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020
Consumer Price Index, December 2019
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.2% on a year-over-year basis in December, matching the increase in November. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.4% in December.
Consumer Price Index: Annual review, 2019
In 2019, the annual average increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 1.9%, following average gains of 2.3% in 2018 and 1.6% in 2017. Excluding gasoline, the annual average CPI rose 2.3% in 2019, the largest increase since 2003. This increase coincided with favourable labour market conditions, including a low unemployment rate throughout 2019 and strong wage growth in the last seven months of the year.
New Housing Price Index, December 2019
Nationally, new house prices rose 0.2% in December, the largest monthly increase for the month of December since 2009.
Wholesale trade, November 2019
Wholesale sales declined 1.2% to $63.2 billion in November, the third decline in five months.
Care receivers in Canada, 2018
In 2018, an estimated 3 million people in Canada received some form of care at home to cope with a long-term health condition, physical or mental disability or problems related to aging. Receiving care at home is often considered a desirable option for those requiring chronic, palliative or rehabilitative care, as it allows them to remain at home longer and maintain a sense of independence.
Food services and drinking places, November 2019
On a seasonally adjusted basis, sales in the food services and drinking places subsector rose 0.5% to $6.3 billion in November. Higher sales were reported in all of the following industry groups: full-service restaurants (+0.9%), limited-service restaurants (+0.1%), special food services (+0.7%) and drinking places (+0.9%).
Monthly Mineral Production Survey, November 2019
Data for November from the Monthly Mineral Production Survey and the Monthly Survey of Smelters and Metal Refineries are now available on the Monthly Statistics of Mineral Production page of the Natural Resources Canada website.