Economic commentaries

Capital Investment in Alberta to Decline Again in 2017

May 18, 2017


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 conventional oil and gas sector, capital investment in most other sectors is expected to remain weak this year.

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Economic recovery gradually becoming broad-based

April 2017


The Alberta’s economic recovery is becoming more broad-based. Non-energy exports grew year-over-year for the second month in a row while manufacturing shipments continue to rebound. Retail sales in some categories have also started to show signs of improvement.

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