Saskatchewan Consumer Price Index up 1.5 per cent in 2013
25 Jan 2014
WILL CHABUN email@example.com With files from The Canadian Press
Sask. prices up 1.5 per cent
REGINA — The consumer price index (CPI) in Saskatchewan rose by 1.5 per cent last year, down slightly from the 1.6 per cent seen in 2012, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
Releasing the annual CPI figures, the federal agency said the CPI rise averaged out to 0.9 per cent nationally and ranged from a negative number — -0.1 per cent in B.C. — to 2.2 per cent in Manitoba, where it had been 1.6 per cent in 2012.
Alberta’s CPI increase was 1.4 per cent, an increase from the 1.1 per cent in 2012.
In all, the CPI rose in nine provinces.