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

February 23, 2024

The decline in extreme rates of global poverty

Economic news can seem pretty gloomy—high inflation, rising debt levels, and recession fears regularly steal the headlines. One fact sometimes overlooked is the progress made in reducing extreme poverty worldwide. China stands out. The country’s  emergence as the second largest economy in the world has been accompanied by an amazing improvement in its standard of living. According to Our World in Data, 97% of people in the Chinese countryside lived in extreme poverty in 1981 versus less than 1% today. However, high rates of extreme poverty still exist, particularly on the continent of Africa, with Mozambique, Malawi, Central Republic of Africa, and Niger with rates above 50%.

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.

Retail sales stronger in 2023

Annual sales in Alberta came in at $102 billion last year and were 4.4% higher than in 2022

It's raining orders

Restaurant sales in Alberta were resilient through 2023

January thaw

Canada’s inflation rate moves below 3%

                                   Read more daily insights >

Weekly Wrap

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

Weekly Wrap, Friday, February 23, 2024

Youthful inflows and the last inflation mile

Weekly Wrap, Friday, February 16, 2024

The bumpy road home

Weekly Wrap, Friday, February 16, 2024

The bumpy road home

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