Industrial producer prices in Canada unexpectedly edged down by 0.2% over a month in April of 2023, compared with market expectations of a 0.2% increase and following a revised 0.1% fall in the prior month. It marks the third consecutive month of producer deflation, mainly due to lower prices for refined petroleum energy products (-2.1%), namely diesel fuel (-8.7%), jet fuel (-7.5%) and light fuel oils (-10.2%). Additional downward pressure came from softwood lumber (-4.7%), partially attributable to cooling housing markets in the US and Canada amidst rising interest rates; and chemicals and chemical products (-1%), of which ammonia and chemical fertilizers (-9.3%), amid lower prices for natural gas. Conversely, the IPPI increased for non-ferrous metal products (+1.8%) and meat products (+2%). On a yearly basis, producer prices slipped by 3.5% in April, the most since May 2020, after an upwardly revised 2.2% decline in the prior month and compared with market forecasts of a 5.6% slump. source: Statistics Canada
Producer Price Inflation MoM in Canada averaged 0.28 percent from 1956 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 3.80 percent in January of 1980 and a record low of -2.90 percent in November of 2008. This page includes a chart with historical data for Canada Producer Price Inflation MoM. Canada Producer Price Inflation MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2023.
Producer Price Inflation MoM in Canada is expected to be 0.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Canada Producer Price Inflation MoM is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2024 and 0.50 percent in 2025, according to our econometric models.