(Ottawa) The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.1% year over year in June in Canada, down from the 3.6% increase in May, according to Statistics Canada.
In Quebec, last month’s increase was measured at 3.7%.
The federal agency says that by excluding gasoline prices, the annual rate of inflation has increased by 2.2% year-over-year in the country.
It was the 4.4% increases in house prices and 5.6% in transport prices that contributed the most to the increase in the All-items index last month,
Statistics Canada observed that the price index for fresh vegetables fell 7.5% year over year; it was the sharpest annual decline since March 2017.
The price index for fresh and frozen beef was down 11.1% from June 2020. However, prices for fresh and frozen chicken were up 10.6% year over year, the increase largest since 2004.