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 10, 2024

Chart of the Week: Dining and entertainment spending on Mother’s Day

Looking at the value of daily ATB consumer Mastercard transactions in the “dining and entertainment category” last year, we find that no other special day comes close to Mother's Day. Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular days of the week for dining out. But Sunday is not, so we can safely attribute the uptick to Mother’s Day - nearly 50% higher than the typical Sunday in 2023. No other Sunday last year came close to matching Mother’s Day for spending on dining out and entertainment.

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.

Up for sale

Calgary and Edmonton house prices continue their hot streak

Foot steady on the gas

Residential construction intentions have picked up in Alberta while they remain sluggish elsewhere in the country

Cattle and crop prices going in different directions

Crops prices have come down from recent peaks while cattle prices continue to rise

                                   Read more daily insights >

Weekly Wrap

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

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

Weekly Wrap, Friday, May 3, 2024

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