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Topics: Economy and Finance Organizations: Economic Development and Trade

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April 4, 2016

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The fact sheet Highlights: - The energy sector contributes directly to nearly one quarter of provincial gross domestic product (23%). - The contribution share rises to 29 percent when including construction from the energy sector. - The contribution share rises further to 42 percent, when...


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January 1, 2015

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Presents information about refining opportunities in petrochemicals and biochemicals sectors.


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June 14, 2016

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The current economic slowdown has resulted in rapidly rising unemployment in Alberta. The hardest hit municipalities are those that depend on the oil and gas services sector which saw the largest employment losses during the past year or on sectors that in turn depend on the oil and gas sector...


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July 20, 2017

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The 2015/2016 recession and the Fort Mc Murray forest fires caused Alberta’s labour productivity to decline again in 2016 as companies saw output tumble that year. As a result, the 5-year productivity growth rate fell to an increase of only 0.5% per year between 2011 and 2016.


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May 18, 2017

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Capital investment was the largest contributor to Alberta’s economic growth between the mid-nineties and 2014. However, low oil and gas prices resulted in declining capital investment in Alberta in 2015 and 2016. Although rising oil and gas prices are expected to lead to some improvement for the...


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May 17, 2016

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Between 2005 and 2015, Alberta’s international merchandise exports rose 21% to $92.3 billion. By comparison, Alberta exports rose 91% between 2004 and 2014. The much lower 10-year growth rate for 2015 is the result of sharply lower oil and gas prices in 2015.


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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 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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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 4, 2017

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As employment has fallen and unemployment levels have risen during the current recession the number of job vacancies has fallen sharply in Alberta: they fell 39% between the second quarter of 2015 and the second quarter of 2016.