Economic Review and Alberta Economy Indicators at a Glance (Weekly)

The Economic Review contains economic commentary, analysis and statistics examining Alberta’s economy, labour market, price indices, household sector and business sector. Alberta Economy at a Glance documents contain the most recent data releases for key economic indicators relating to the overall economy, labour market, price indices, household sector and business sector. Both of these documents are published every Friday afternoon.

Latest Economic Review

Posted January 12, 2018

PDF format  Economic Review: Oil production continues to grow

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Latest Alberta Economy Indicators at a Glance

Posted January 12, 2018

PDF format  Alberta Economy Indicators at a Glance (complete report - see below for new indicators this week):

Housing Starts (seasonally adjusted)

Alberta housing starts decreased 33% m/m in December to 23,104 units (annualized). Housing starts were down 12% y/y, as a gain in single-family starts (+7.8% y/y) was more than offset by a drop in multi-family starts (-33% y/y).

New Housing Price Index

In November, Alberta’s New Housing Price Index (NHPI) rose by 0.4% y/y, with both land (+0.4% y/y) and the house-only components (+0.4% y/y) were up.

Building Permits (seasonally adjusted)

Alberta building permits were up 17% y/y in November to $1.3 billion. Both residential (-15% y/y) and non-residential permits (-20% y/y) were higher than a year ago.

Housing Market - Monthly: Housing Starts and New Housing Price Index. Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Click here for the complete Alberta Economy Indicators At a Glance (January 12, 2018).

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Economic Indicators - Data Tables (updated weekly)

Posted January 12, 2018

The following file contains data in the tables and charts of the weekly Alberta Economy Indicators at a Glance publication.

Excel format  Economic Indicators Data Tables (MS Excel)

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