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Index number of all commodities, by group, 1890 to 1916

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Index number of all commodities, by group, 1890 to 1916
  1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898
  number
Grains and fodder 116.7 123.9 106.7 99.1 94.3 98.8 85.2 80.6 98.8
Animals and meats 111.2 104.7 108.5 117.7 98.7 92.2 82.4 90.4 97.9
Dairy produce 103.0 106.2 105.8 110.4 104.6 94.8 90.1 90.1 92.9
Fish 103.3 97.3 90.6 99.7 96.4 101.4 102.6 98.6 99.6
Other foods 120.3 121.3 104.7 102.1 95.0 95.2 87.1 86.0 94.3
Textiles 111.4 104.2 102.2 101.2 97.3 93.6 96.9 98.0 95.2
Hides, leather, boots 100.6 102.6 99.8 101.8 89.9 98.6 92.9 100.1 105.0
Metals and implements                  
Metals 125.4 114.4 107.6 102.1 91.1 87.0 87.5 85.7 87.6
Implements 103.8 103.2 102.9 102.6 102.2 101.0 98.5 93.1 94.3
Fuel and lighting 107.4 106.7 106.6 102.9 97.5 97.0 98.9 96.4 93.5
Building material                  
Lumber 103.5 102.7 104.4 103.7 104.6 102.8 97.1 93.9 90.8
Miscellaneous 117.6 110.4 106.8 103.7 98.7 95.2 93.9 87.7 87.4
Paints, oil, glass 109.5 103.8 98.2 98.6 95.5 96.1 96.2 95.5 100.0
House furnishings 100.2 100.5 100.9 101.1 101.3 97.9 97.5 99.8 99.6
Drugs and chemicals 110.5 110.3 104.4 104.4 103.1 100.3 99.8 96.5 96.8
Miscellaneous                  
Furs 86.5 99.7 103.7 123.6 113.5 80.5 80.7 88.0 111.1
Liquors, tabaccos 94.9 99.0 99.7 99.4 98.7 99.4 98.0 103.9 103.9
Sundry 112.0 106.7 98.9 100.3 93.7 91.3 92.6 91.2 103.3
All commodities 110.3 108.5 102.8 102.5 97.2 95.6 92.5 92.2 96.1
Source: Statistics Canada, The Canada Year Book, 1916-17.