Dairy prices and expenditures

This section houses reports on Canadian consumer price index, industrial prices index and retails prices of dairy products in various formats.

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Index Prices

Report displays consumer and industrial price indexes for Canada, for the last 5 years.
Source: Statistics Canada

MI008 Consumer price index for Canada
MI009 Industrial product price index for Canada

Retail Prices of Dairy Products for Canada

Butter and margarine
Butter and margarine retail price - ($ / 454 grams)
Year Butter
Price
Butter
% ±
Margarine
Price
Margarine
% ±
Price Gap
Price
Price Gap
% ±
2019 3.94 -5.06 2.20 6.28 1.74 -16.35
2018 4.15 -1.90% 2.07 2.00% 2.08 -5.50%
2017 4.23 1.93% 2.03 0.0% 2.20 3.77%
2016 4.15 2.97% 2.03 -3.79% 2.12 10.41%
2015 4.03 2.07% 2.11 0.0% 1.92 4.42%
2014 3.95 1.80% 2.11 0.0% 1.84 3.90%
2013 3.88 0.04% 2.11 -1.35% 1.77 1.76%
2012 3.88 -0.26% 2.14 0.94% 1.74 -1.69%
2011 3.89 2.63% 2.12 3.11% 1.77 2.07%
2010 3.79 -2.55% 2.06 0.54% 1.73 -5.98%
2009 3.89 1.26% 2.05 9.84% 1.84 -6.81%
2008 3.84 1.31% 1.86 11.35% 1.98 -6.61%
2007 3.79 -0.67% 1.67 2.43% 2.12 -2.99%
2006 3.82 1.07% 1.63 2.51% 2.18 0.03%
2005 3.78 8.02% 1.59 2.96% 2.18 12.02%
Source: Nielsen MarketTrck - National x-Nfld GB+DR+MM

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Cheese
Retail Cheese Price - ($ / Kilogram) [1]
Year Maritimes Quebec Ontario Prairies British Columbia Canada
2019 Price 14.27 15.80 14.75 14.54 16.20 15.14
2019 % ± 3.88% 5.00% 2.10% 1.46% 3.18% 3.00%
2018 Price 13.74 15.05 14.45 14.33 15.70 14.70
2018 % ± 0.66% -0.20% 0.70% -1.51% -0.38% 0.14%
2017 Price 13.65 15.08 14.35 14.55 15.76 14.68
2017 % ± -1.66% 1.28% 0.84% 0.41% 0.25% 0.48%
2016 Price 13.88 14.89 14.23 14.49 15.72 14.61
2016 % ± 1.39% -0.53% 1.35% -0.20% 1.41% 0.55%
2015 Price 13.69 14.97 14.04 14.52 15.50 14.53
2015 % ± 2.92% 1.56% 3.72% 4.19% 3.79% 3.16%
2014 Price 13.30 14.74 13.54 13.94 14.94 14.09
2014 % ± 3.29% 1.37% 3.44% 1.57% 1.96% 2.16%
2013 Price 12.88 14.54 13.09 13.72 14.65 13.79
2013 % ± -0.67% -0.40% 0.03% 2.04% 0.65% 0.15%
2012 Price 12.97 14.60 13.09 13.45 14.56 13.77
2012 % ± 0.51% -0.29% -0.64% 0.72% -0.10% 0.07%
2011 Price 12.90 14.64 13.17 13.35 14.57 13.76
2011 % ± 1.50% 1.10% 1.60% 1.50% 3.90% 1.70%
[1] Price includes prepackaged cheese and deli.
Note: Retail sales include all chains and selected banners with at least $150 million
Source: Nielsen MarketTrck - National x-Nfld GB+DR+MM

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Liquid milk & cream
Retail total fluid milk price - ($/Liter)
Year Maritimes Quebec Ontario Prairies British Columbia Canada
2019 Price 1.81 1.94 1.45 1.47 1.49 1.58
2019 % ± 1.1% 2.9% 3.0% 2.2% 1.6% 2.4%
2018 Price 1.79 1.89 1.41 1.44 1.47 1.54
2018 % ± 0.1% 2.1% 2.4% 1.3% 1.1% 1.8%
Retail total liquid cream price - ($/Liter)
Year Maritimes Quebec Ontario Prairies British Columbia Canada
2019 Price 4.59 5.16 3.76 4.39 4.14 4.26
2019 % ± 2.1% 0.3% 1.1% 1.2% 1.5% 1.0%
2018 Price 4.50 5.15 3.72 4.34 4.08 4.22
2018 % ± 3.7% 0.7% 2.4% 4.5% 3.4% 2.7%
Source: Nielsen MarketTrck - National x-Nfld GB+DR+MM
52 Weeks Ended January 4, 2020

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Yogurt
Total refrigerated Yogurt price - ($/Kilogram)
Year Maritimes Quebec Ontario Prairies British Columbia Canada
2019 Price 5.34 4.80 4.88 5.41 5.57 5.06
2019 % ± 0.9% 2.4% 0.5% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2%
2018 Price 5.29 4.69 4.85 5.35 5.51 5.00
2018 % ± 0.3% 0.5% -0.5% 0.8% 1.0% 0.2%
Source: Nielsen MarketTrck - National x-Nfld GB+DR+MM
52 Weeks Ended January 4, 2020

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