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June 14, 2019

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Weekly newsletter containing economic commentary, analysis and statistics examining Alberta’s economy, labour market, price indices, household sector and business sector.


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December 14, 2018

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Weekly newsletter containing economic commentary, analysis and statistics examining Alberta’s economy, labour market, price indices, household sector and business sector.


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April 19, 2018

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Although Alberta is known to be a major exporter of goods and services to international and Canadian markets, Alberta’s imports are also quite substantial. In 2016, imports of goods and services from the other provinces and territories totaled $67 billion in 2016, actually exceeding Alberta’s...


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March 16, 2018

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Although the Alberta economy is heavily dependent on international exports Alberta’s exports of goods and services to the other provinces and territories are also quite substantial and totaled $63 billion in 2016. Between 2006 and 2016, exports to international markets grew by only 7% but exports...


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January 29, 2018

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Alberta’s engineering sector is the largest in the country. However, its success is closely tied to Alberta’s oil and gas sector and that sector’s 2015/2016 downturn has also led to falling revenues in the engineering sector.


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November 29, 2017

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Between 2006 and 2016, Alberta’s international merchandise exports rose 1.5 per cent to $78.9 billion. By comparison, Alberta exports rose 91 per cent between 2004 and 2014. The much lower 10-year growth rate for 2016 is mainly the result of the sharply lower oil and gas prices of 2015 and 2016.


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October 23, 2017

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The building products sector was also impacted by Alberta’s 2015 - 2016 recession, although not as severely as most other manufacturing sectors were. The reason for this is that U.S. housing starts are recovering strongly, which in turn is boosting Alberta exports of lumber and oriented strand...


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October 20, 2017

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Weekly newsletter containing economic commentary, analysis and statistics examining Alberta’s economy, labour market, price indices, household sector and business sector.


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October 10, 2017

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Alberta’s manufacturing industry was in recession in 2015 and 2016 as a result of the dramatic drop in crude oil prices. Lower oil prices resulted in much lower selling prices of refinery products and caused oil and gas companies to drastically lower their capital spending which translated into...


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August 21, 2017

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The 2015/2016 recession resulted in rapidly rising unemployment and a surge in the number of Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries in Alberta. Last year’s wildfires also led to a sharp increase in EI beneficiaries in the Wood Buffalo area. The Alberta economy is bouncing back from the recession...