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Data Change: Canada - RSI - Rebased to 2012
Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:00 ET
By Eric Pagan
May 2017 -- For retail trade (at chained prices and the corresponding index), the source has advanced the base year from 2007 to 2012 (two monthly series 2004-2017, replaced from 2004).

In response, we have archived the predecessors (2007=100, January 2004 to January 2017) by marking their metadata and catalog entries as "discontinued." The replacements (2012=100) have an unchanged start date. Figures are seasonally adjusted (SA).

The series reside in the historical catalog (Canada » Consumer » Retail trade » Sales summary) and are:

  • WRCRATRDRTEAM.ICAN = [DISCONTINUED] Sales - Chained dollars, (Mil. Ch. 2007 CAD)
  • WRIRATRDRTEAM.ICAN = [DISCONTINUED] Sales - Price index, (2007=100)
  • WRCRTAM.ICAN       = Sales - Chained dollars, (Mil. Ch. 2012 CAD)
  • WRIRTAM.ICAN       = Sales - Price index, (2012=100)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

Please be aware that:

  • Because the predecessors have non-standard mnemonics, we have not renamed them.
Related ReleaseRetail Trade Sales (CANSIM)
SourceStatistics Canada
Release DateReference date
22 Jun 2017Apr 2017
21 Jul 2017May 2017
22 Aug 2017Jun 2017
22 Sep 2017Jul 2017