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September 21, 2018
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX AUGUST 2018



NOVA SCOTIA


In Nova Scotia August 2018, the Consumer Price Index (index 2002=100) increased 0.1% from July 2018 to 136.2 and increased 2.7% over August 2017.


The CPI, excluding food and energy,increased 0.2% from July 2018 to 127.1 and increased 2.0% over August 2017.

 

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September 21, 2018
ANALYSIS OF NOVA SCOTIA'S CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR AUGUST 2018

In Nova Scotia August 2018, year over year growth for the All-Items Consumer Price Index was 2.7 per cent, below the national average of 2.8 per cent. Monthly consumer prices were up 0.1 per cent in Nova Scotia and down 0.1 per cent nationally. 

Within Atlantic Canada, PEI had the highest year over year consumer price inflation (+3.0 per cent), with Nova Scotia prices growing faster than both New Brunswick (+2.6%) and Newfoundland and Labrador (+2.5%). 

In Augus...

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September 21, 2018
RETAIL TRADE, JULY 2018

Month-over month

In Nova Scotia Jul 2018, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade increased 2.1% over Jun 2018 to $1.3 billion. Jul 2018 vs Jul 2017, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade increased 0.8%. Nationally, Jul 2018, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade increased 0.3% over Jun 2018 to $5...

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September 20, 2018
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, JULY 2018

In July 2018, the number (seasonally adjusted) of Nova Scotians receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits increased by 190 (0.7 per cent) from the previous month to 27,320 and decreased by 970 persons (-3.4 per cent) from July 2017.

Following an increase through much of 2016, the number of EI beneficiaries in Nova Scotia declined until the middle of 2017, and remained fl...

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September 20, 2018
INVESTMENT IN NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION, JULY 2018

Nova Scotia's new housing construction investment increased 12.3 per cent from July 2017, reaching $81.2 million in July 2018 (current dollars, unadjusted for seasonality).  Investment in new single-detached units increased 18.2 per cent to $42.9 million, while investment in apartment units was up 1.8 per cent to $30.9 million.  Among relatively ...

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