February 24, 2017 / 4:07 PM / 7 months ago

CORRECTED-Canada annual inflation jumps to 2.1 pct in Jan on gas prices

 (Corrects December year-on-year energy change to +4.0 percent from -4.0
percent, corrects Bank of Canada core seasonally adjusted change to +0.4 percent
from +0.3 percent)
    OTTAWA, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Canada's annual inflation jumped in January to
2.1 percent from 1.5 percent in December, with prices for transportation and
shelter accounting for most of the rise, Statistics Canada said on Friday.
    Percent changes             Month-on-month       Year-on-year
                                 Jan      Dec         Jan     Dec
    CPI - all items             +0.9     -0.2        +2.1    +1.5
    CPI - common                 n/a      n/a        +1.3    +1.4
    CPI - trim                   n/a      n/a        +1.7    +1.6
    CPI - median                 n/a      n/a        +1.9    +1.9
    Bank of Canada core         +0.5     -0.3        +1.7    +1.6
    All items ex food/energy    +0.6     -0.4        +2.2    +1.8
    Goods                       +1.3     -0.2        +2.0    +0.9
    Services                    +0.5     -0.1        +2.3    +2.0
    Energy                      +4.5     +1.6       +12.1    +4.0
    Seasonally adjusted         +0.7     +0.4         n/a     n/a
    Bank of Canada core 
    seasonally adjusted         +0.4     +0.2         n/a     n/a
    NOTE: None of the figures except those in the last two lines are seasonally
adjusted. The median prediction of analysts surveyed by Reuters was for a
monthly increase of 0.3 percent in the consumer price index and annual inflation
of 1.6 percent in January.
  (Reporting by Dale Smith; Editing by David Ljunggren)
   

 (Reporting by David Ljunggren)
  

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