Winnipeg Economic Highlights
What are Winnipeg Economic Highlights?
EDW regularly assembles economic highlights to provide statistical information and a concise analysis of economic indicators, trends, comparative data, labour, real estate and construction numbers for the city of Winnipeg. Data from institutions like Statistics Canada and the Conference Board of Canada is scrutinized and interpreted to compile the most accurate reports possible.
For comparative purposes, all available reports dating back to 2003 are stored here for your reference. The current year's editions are displayed below, while previous years are archived chronologically (at right).
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2014 Winnipeg Economic Highlights: Annual Review
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Winnipeg experienced stable and steady economic growth in 2014. For the second year in a row, Winnipeg’s real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.3 per cent to $35 billion. Winnipeg’s employment rate remained stagnant in 2014, posting negative growth compared to 2013. Trade activity saw increases in exports and manufacturing shipments. The value of investments into new residential and nonresidential construction posted positive increases throughout 2014—the second-highest in Western Canada—and home prices continued to record favourable gains. Winnipeg’s office market showed signs of improvement via declining vacancies and rising average rents. Consumers also demonstrated confidence in their economic position through increased retail trade. The average weekly earnings in Manitoba also increased in 2014, becoming more competitive nationally.
2014 Winnipeg Economic Highlights: Semiannual Review
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Winnipeg experienced stable and steady economic growth during the first six months of 2014. Winnipeg’s real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.2 per cent to $35 billion, a trend that has remained consistent since 2010. Winnipeg’s employment rate remains stagnant, posting a negative growth compared to the same period a year ago. Trade activity was second-highest among western provinces, with steady growth in manufacturing shipments.