# Canadian inflation rate in 2012: 1.52%

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## Inflation in 2012 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 2011 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.02 in 2012. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.52% per year between 2011 and 2012, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.52%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.52% in 2012 compared to 2011. On average, you would have to spend 1.52% more money in 2012 than in 2011 for the same item.

This means that prices in 2012 are 1.02 times as high as average prices since 2011, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 2011 was 2.91%. The inflation rate in 2012 was 1.52%. The 2012 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.40% per year between 2012 and 2023.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2012 was 121.68. It was 119.86 in the previous year, 2011. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 1.52% Converted amount\$1 base \$1.02 Price difference\$1 base \$0.02 CPI in 2011 119.858 CPI in 2012 121.675 Inflation in 2011 2.91% Inflation in 2012 1.52% \$1 in 2011 \$1.02 in 2012

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 2011 to 2012

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2011 and 2012:

CPI in 2012 CPI in 2011
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 119.8583333 in the year 2011 and 121.675 in 2012:

121.675119.8583333
×
\$1
=
\$1.02

\$1 in 2011 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.02 in 2012.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2011 and 2012, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2012 - CPI in 2011CPI in 2011
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

121.675 - 119.8583333119.8583333
×
100
=
2%

## Data source & citation

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).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 2012 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 8 Dec. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-2012.

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