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Alberta's Imports from the other Provinces and Territories

April 19, 2018


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 inter-provincial exports of $63 billion in that year. Although inter-provincial imports into Alberta also declined during Alberta’s 2015/2016 recession, they were still 38% higher in 2016 than they were in 2016. The top Canadian suppliers of Alberta imports are Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.

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Jan Reurink
Economic Information and Statistics
Alberta Economic Development and Trade

Economic Trends by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

The pace of economic growth has started to moderate

September 2017


While the province continues to recover from the recession, the pace of growth has started to moderate. Job gains have stalled after making significant headway in the first half of the year, but retail sales and residential construction continue to improve. Activity in conventional oil and gas remains solid; however, lower oil prices and production outages earlier in the spring are weighing on the value of goods exports and manufacturing shipments. This month’s InFocus looks at Alberta’s interprovincial trade flows using the latest available data from 2013.

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