The latest consumer price index numbers from Statistics Canada has put inflation up 1.3% for September, year over year.
Shelter and transportation were the areas that lead the way in the increase, with prices up in all of the 8 major components for the calculation.
That’s more than the 1.1% increase posted by Stats Can for August.
Transportation gained 2.3%, compared to last year, and shelter up 1.7%.
Meanwhile food posted the lowest year over year change just up 0.1%. Food purchased from stores saw it’s first year-over-year decline since March 2008, when it fell 0.9%. Food from restaurants was up 2.5%.
Alberta and British Columbia posted smaller price increases compared to every other province, year-over-year in September.
The retail sector continues to feel the pinch, lower sales with motor vehicle and parts dealers, as well as general merchandise stores contributed to a 0.1 per cent slide to $44.0 billion in August.
Motor vehicle and parts dealers saw sales fall 0.5% in the month due to weaker sales at new car dealers which fell 1.1% and a 0.6% drop at used car dealers. General merchandise stores saw a 0.9% drop.
Six provinces saw retail sales fall in August. Ontario with the largest drop in dollar terms, falling 0.7%.