Canadian are paying more for food and shelter but less for fuel than they were this time last year.
That according to Statistics Canada who say that the country’s annual inflation rate was 1.3 per cent in July, dropping from 1.5 per cent in June.
Economists had expected the rate to ease to 1.4 per cent.
According to the agency, prices were up in the majority of categories but food costs saw the biggest increases.
For example, the cost of fish, fresh or frozen was up 10.3 percent, while consumers paid 9.8 per cent more for potatoes and 15.6 per cent more for apples.
In terms of shelter costs, the price of electricity was 5.4 per cent higher than the year before.
However, gasoline prices fell 12 per cent in July compared with 2015.
Fuel oil was also down 13.4 per cent, while natural gas dropped by 10.3 percent.
The price of clothing was also down.
The core inflation rate was unchanged from June at 2.1 per cent.