Canadian inflation rate in 1926: -1.08%

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1926-2017 (CA$1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 1926 was 9.2. Statistics Canada uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.96% per year. Prices in 2017 are 1317.4% higher than prices in 1926.

In other words, CA$1 in the year 1926 is equivalent to CA$14.17 in 2017, a difference of CA$13.17 over 91 years.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.56%1. If this number holds, CA$1 today will be equivalent to CA$1.02 next year.

Inflation from 1926 to 2017
Cumulative price change 1317.39%
Average inflation rate 2.96%
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$13.17
CPI in 1926 9.2
CPI in 2017 130.4


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$1 since 1926

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1926 * 1926 CAD value = 2017 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.2 in the year 1926 and 130.4 in 2017:

130.4 / 9.2 * CA$1 = CA$14.17

CA$1 in 1926 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$14.17 in 2017.


News headlines from 1926

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • Abdulaziz Ibn Saud is declared King of Nejd and Hejaz.
  • In support of striking coal miners, Trade Union Congress calls for a general strike one minute to midnight, known as the British General Strike.
  • Trotsky and his followers are thrown out by the Russian Politburo.
  • Autonomy inside the British Commonwealth is gained after the Imperial Conference.

Inflation Data Source: The government of Canada's annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1914 and computed by Statistics Canada (StatCan).


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