Canadian inflation rate in 2009: 1.32%

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 2009-2018 (CA$1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2009 was 114.8. Statistics Canada uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.47% per year. Prices in 2018 are 14.0% higher than prices in 2009.

In other words, CA$1 in the year 2009 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1.14 in 2018, a difference of CA$0.14 over 9 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 0.38%1. If this number holds, CA$1 today will be equivalent to CA$1.00 next year.

Inflation from 2009 to 2018
Cumulative price change 14.02%
Average inflation rate 1.47%
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$0.14
CPI in 2009 114.8
CPI in 2018 130.9

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$1 since 2009

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 CAD value = 2018 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 114.8 in the year 2009 and 130.9 in 2018:

130.9 / 114.8 * CA$1 = CA$1.14

CA$1 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$1.14 in 2018.

News headlines from 2009

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
  • An arrest warrant is issued for Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Sudanese President, by International Criminal Court, for war crimes and crimes against humanity. This is the first time a sitting head of state was indicted.
  • Chrysler, an automotive company, files for bankruptcy.

Inflation Data Source

Raw data for these calculations comes from the government of Canada's annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1914 and computed by Statistics Canada (StatCan).

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