The Daily Friday, April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015
Consumer Price Index, March 2015
The Consumer Price Index rose 1.2% in the 12 months to March, after increasing 1.0% in February. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.4% in March, following a 0.2% rise in February.
Retail trade, February 2015
Following two consecutive monthly declines, retail sales rose 1.7% in February to $42.2 billion. Gains were widespread as all 11 retail subsectors reported higher sales.
Canada’s international transactions in securities, February 2015
Foreign investment in Canadian securities strengthened to $9.3 billion in February, led by foreign purchases of federal government bonds. Meanwhile, Canadian investors resumed their investment in foreign securities by adding $9.4 billion to their holdings, mainly US instruments.