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Chat session on the basket update of the Consumer Price Index

February 23, 2015

Written by:  Vince Gray

The basket of goods and services used in the calculation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) will be updated on February 26, 2015 with the release of the January CPI. The new weighting pattern will be based on the 2013 Survey of Household Spending (SHS). It will replace the current weights, which are based on the 2011 SHS.

The purpose of a basket update is to keep the CPI representative of Canadians' spending patterns.

Do you have questions on this basket update, the new weighting pattern, or the CPI in general? Join our chat session and ask them to our experts!

When:   Friday, February 27, 2015, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST

About: Consumer Price Index: Basket update

With: Mathieu Lequain, Kyle de March, Bruno Morin and Amanda Wright, Statistics Canada

How: On the day of the chat session, visit Chat with an expert, then login using your My StatCan account and enter the chat room. If you don’t have an account, please register.

Don’t hesitate to share this email with partners, colleagues, staff or anyone who might be interested in participating in this chat session.

We look forward to chatting with you!

The Chat with an expert team

Statistics Canada

chatwithanexpert@statcan.gc.ca