Alberta Activity Index (Monthly)

Developed by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, the Alberta Activity Index (AAX) tracks economic activity closely. It is a weighted average of nine monthly indicators (employment, average weekly earnings, retail trade, wholesale trade, manufacturing, new truck sales, housing starts, rigs drilling, and oil production). The information on this page will be updated monthly.

Latest Alberta Activity Index (to June 2017)

Posted August 31, 2017

Highlights: Economic activity retains vigour

The Alberta Activity Index (AAX) sustained most of last month’s gain. Economic activity dipped 0.4% in June, after growing around 2% in May. Compared to a year ago, the AAX was up 7.7%, recovering over three quarters of recessionary losses. The energy sector remained the biggest contributor to Alberta’s economic activity, driving over a third of the AAX growth. The labour market made a stronger comeback in June, while general business activity in the province marginally cooled off.

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Data Table

Excel format  Alberta Activity Index Data Table (MS Excel) - January 1981 to June 2017

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Chart: Year-over-Year Change in the Alberta Activity Index and Real GDP

January 1997 to June 2017

Year-over-year change in the Alberta Activity Index and Real GDP

* 2016 is from real GDP by industry

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If you have any questions about the AAX, please contact: Kailer Mullet, Manager, Economic Analysis, at 780-427-7391.

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Page last updated:  September 1, 2017