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Organizations: Advanced Education Information Type: publications Tags: economic trends

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June 30, 2015

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International exports are one of the main drivers of the Alberta economy and the majority of Alberta exports are destined for the U.S. Therefore, the recent weakening of the Canadian dollar and the strong U.S. economy should benefit those Alberta sectors that are oriented towards exports to the U.S.


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June 1, 2015

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In 2014, the value of Alberta’s merchandise exports was a record $121.4 billion, up 17.9% from 2013, mainly as a result of strong growth for oil and gas. The recent drop in oil prices has led to a sharp decline in total exports in the first quarter and does not bode well for Alberta’s export...


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January 14, 2015

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Alberta’s building products sector was hit hard by the global economic recession and especially by the US housing crisis that started prior to that. Revenues in this sector have bounced back since then and have now surpassed their pre-crisis high.


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January 16, 2014

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Alberta’s engineering construction sector was hard hit by the global recession, but has bounced back strongly since then as a result of the rapidly expanding oil sands sector and surging investment in electric power.


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February 14, 2013

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According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, employment rose 55,500 in Alberta in 2012 or by 2.7% from 2011, the highest provincial growth rate. Most of the employment gains were recorded in the Edmonton and Calgary regions. Alberta’s unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 4.6%.


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January 29, 2013

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Using the three commonly accepted yardsticks for ranking an economy’s sectors we will examine which is Alberta’s largest manufacturing sector. There is no easy answer to the above question as all three yardsticks rank different sectors on top. Using revenues Alberta’s refineries sector ranks well...