The following compiles monthly data from a variety of sourses to estimate real-time economic conditions in Alberta. It closely follows the Chicago Fed National Activity Index. These estimates will be periodically updated, and typically come with a two to three month lag before all the necessary monthly data is available from Statistics Canada.

You can download a CSV file of the montly index values here.

The Alberta ECI provides a strong indication of overall economic conditions. At an annual frequency, it is highly correlated with measured changes in Alberta’s real GDP.