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The Scotiabank analysts offer a sneak peek into what to expect from Wednesday’s Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) report slated for release at 1230 GMT.

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“A sharp drop in inflation for the month of July is likely “¦ Headline CPI is likely to decelerate by a half percentage point to 1.5% y/y.  

A shift in year-ago base effects combined with little by way of typical seasonal influences and a small rise in gasoline prices are expected to push overall seasonally unadjusted prices up by just 0.1% m/m.

The bigger issue may be what happens to ‘core’ inflation, measured as the average of the BoC’s three central tendency measures. It has been floating around the 2% target mid-point of the 1-3% policy range.”