ATB Economic Insights

ATB's economics team analyzes the latest statistics related to economic drivers and provides insight on Alberta's economy now and in the future.

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ATB's Quarterly Alberta Economic Outlook

ATB leverages its understanding of Alberta's economy to produce a quarterly economic forecast for the province.

Chart of the week

May 24, 2024

Chart of the Week: Cumulative impact of higher inflation

Prices are still very high, they just are growing at a slower rate. Perhaps that’s why perceptions of inflation are higher than the actual readings. One way to look at this is the cumulative impacts of inflation over a longer stretch. The price level in April, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, is 14.2% higher in Alberta than three years ago (just under the national average of 14.5%), with food prices 20% higher and shelter costs 23% higher. No wonder consumers and businesses continue to feel the pinch, even as inflation grinds lower.

Economic Insights Focused on Alberta's Economy

ATB’s team of economists make sense of the latest data and trends in daily insights delivered right to your inbox.

The Owl (Daily Insights)

Retail sales, the unemployment rate, population growth, inflation, international trade—these are just a few of the economic trends the team makes sense of in ATB’s daily insights.

Bumpy but growing

China consumed 29% of Alberta's total non-US merchandise exports last year

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Alberta is expected to be one of Canada's growth leaders this year and next

Calgary posts explosive population growth

But it was not the only part of the province to see strong growth last year

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Weekly Wrap

A review of the key economic highlights of the week impacting Alberta.

Weekly Wrap, Friday, May 24, 2024

Inflation cools, but cumulative effects weigh

Weekly Wrap, Friday, May 17, 2024

Will more (inflation) data clear the fog?

Weekly Wrap, Friday, May 10, 2024

Jobs spring forward ahead of Mother’s Day

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