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Economics & Research

ATB Financial’s economics team interprets the latest statistics on wages, employment, inflation, the oil and gas industry and other economic drivers in our province.


The Owl​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Owl focuses on the day’s top economic new​s.

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Vehicle sales not reaching top speed
November 20, 2018

Vehicle sales not reaching top speed

In September, 21,323 cars, trucks and SUVs were sold in our province (ringing in at $994 million).

Alberta’s women entrepreneurs
November 19, 2018

Alberta’s women entrepreneurs

Today is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day so it’s a good time to take a look at Alberta’s self-employed women entrepreneurs.

Manufacturing shipments reach highest level since 2014
November 16, 2018

Manufacturing shipments reach highest level since 2014

The value of shipments from all manufacturers in Alberta was $6.7 billion (seasonally adjusted), representing nearly a 2 per cent increase from August.

Wood, beef, canola and plastic lead export growth
November 15, 2018

Wood, beef, canola and plastic lead export growth

When it comes to Alberta’s 25 largest export categories, sales of products related to our natural resource base have seen the most growth in recent years.

The contrasting paths of oil and gas exports
November 14, 2018

The contrasting paths of oil and gas exports

Natural gas accounted for 42 per cent of Alberta’s international merchandise exports in 2005 compared to 27 per cent for crude oil. In 2017, it was 9 per cent for natural gas versus 59 per cent for crude oil.

Perch

Each Perch focuses on a topic that’s important to Alberta​ns. So sit back and enjoy.​​

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Economic​ Outlook

ATB Financial’s Alberta Economic Outlook summarizes research on Alberta’s most important sectors. It analyzes the province’s economic happenings and outlines what may occur in the next few months.​​

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Todd Hirsch

Learn more about Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist at ATB Financial.​​

Rob Roach

Meet Rob Roach, the director of insight on ATB Financial’s economics and research team.​​

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