The annual inflation rate in Canada rose to 1.9 percent in March 2019 from 1.5 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations. It is the highest inflation rate since December. The transportation index drove headline inflation up, as gasoline prices declined less in March than in February. Inflation Rate in Canada averaged 3.14 percent from 1915 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 21.60 percent in June of 1920 and a record low of -17.80 percent in June of 1921.
Inflation Rate in Canada is expected to be 1.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Canada to stand at 2.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.