Economic Indicators

Economic indicators are pieces of economic data (usually macroeconomic) that are used to determine the overall health of an economy. Economic indicators may be evaluated for economies of various magnitudes, for example, a city, province, country, region etc.

The Library has some excellent online books about economic indicators and the [Cover]application of these indicators:

Guide to Economic Indicators 6th ed.,Revised  (2007) By Economist Publications Staff Authors

The trader’s guide to key economic indicators (2012) by Richard Yamarone.

The complete idiot’s guide to economic indicators (2009) By R. Mark Rogers

Measuring economic insecurity in rich and poor nations (2012)  By Lars Osberg

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Conference Board of Canada is an excellent source for economic indicators – it regularly updates international, Canadian, provincial and metropolitan economic data. Use the “Topics” tab to access “Economic Trends”

What are some authoritative sources for economic indicators at various regional levels?

International (International Monetary Fund)
– select the “Data and Statistics” tab

World Development Indicators (World Bank)

OECD Factbook: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics


Canadian Economic Indicators (Statistics Canada)

Bank of Canada: Rates and Statistics


Alberta Economic Dashboard

Economic Indicators by Province (Statistics Canada)


Current Economic Analysis (City of Calgary)

Economic Indicators (Calgary Economic Development)


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