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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Jan Reurink
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Economic recovery gradually taking root

April 2017


The economic recovery in Alberta is gradually taking root as most sectors are stabilizing or improving. Solid job increases and rising consumer optimism have contributed to a rebound in retail sales. The recovery in the manufacturing sector is also becoming more broad-based, while non-residential building investment appears to have turned a corner following two years of weakness.

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