OTTAWA, Jan 18 — Canadians paid 2.0 per cent more for goods and services in December than a year earlier, the government statistical agency said today.
The figure closing out 2018 was slightly higher than economists had forecast, after a 1.7 per cent average price hike the previous month.
Mortgage interest costs also rose in the month.
These bigger outlays, however, were partially offset by crude oil prices that continued to fall amid a global supply glut, pushing down gasoline prices.
Natural gas prices also dropped, as did the cost of furniture and digital computing equipment. — AFP
Source: The Malay Mail Online