Canadian oil-producing province Alberta projects C$18 billion budget deficitReuters | Updated: 26-02-2021 03:51 IST | Created: 26-02-2021 03:51 IST
The Canadian oil-producing province of Alberta on Thursday estimated its 2021/22 budget deficit will shrink to C$18.2 billion ($14.5 billion), as its economy starts to recover from the damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
Alberta's 2020/21 deficit stood at C$20.2 billion, compared with a C$24.2 billion deficit projected in August, with recovering crude oil prices helping the province to achieve a narrower deficit. Still, the deficit is larger than the historical trend, reflecting the impact of pandemic spending.
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