Track the changing prices of everyday goods.

Numerator’s Canadian Price Pulse leverages verified purchase data to track observed changes in the prices consumers are paying for everyday goods. Updated weekly, it provides the most timely look at rising prices available in the Canadian market, with channel-specific views and added cuts for consumer demographic segments including ethnicity, generation and income level.

Last Updated: 7/15/2024

Inflation is steady or decreasing across sectors

Week-over-week, the rates of Household, Health & Beauty, and Grocery sector inflation experienced a decline. Pet inflation is currently flat year-over-year.

Highlights for the four week period ending June 30:

  • Grocery prices are down 1.57% vs. YA, a decrease compared to the prior week.
  • Health & beauty prices were up 3.67% vs. YA, a decrease from the prior week.
  • Prices for household items were down 3.49% vs. YA, a decrease from the prior week.
  • Pet prices were up 4.07% vs. YA, steady vs. the prior week.

Inflation is converging across retail channels

After a small spike several weeks back, Gas & Convenience grocery inflation is on the decline. Dollar channel grocery inflation is ticking back up, but remains below YA levels.

Grocery inflation is down across generations and income levels

Broken out by ethnicity, grocery inflation is on the rise for all ethnic groups except for white Canadians, who are facing a steady rate of grocery inflation week-over-week.

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