OTTAWA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Canada's annual inflation rose at a slower pace in August on lower costs for shelter and transportation, official figures showed on Friday.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 1.1 percent in August from a year ago, slower than July's 1.3 percent pace, according to Statistics Canada. The core rate, excluding eight volatile products, slowed to 1.3 percent from 1.4 percent.
Shelter costs rose 1.1 percent in August from a year earlier as consumers paid more for rent and natural gas, and transportation costs rose 1.3 percent year on year, since gasoline price increased 2.2 percent.
However, the annual paces of these two components were down from July's 1.3 percent and 2.7 percent respectively.
Meanwhile, food, and clothing and footwear saw 1.0 percent and 2.3 percent advances in August from a year earlier, higher than 0. 8 percent and 1.5 percent gains in the previous month respectively.
Nine of the 10 provinces in Canada posted monthly increases of the prices, with Manitoba seeing the highest growth rate of 2.7 percent.