Atlantic Provinces estimates from Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2014

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New Brunswick

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $643 million in New Brunswick in 2014, which represents 2.2% of provincial GDP. The value added of culture industries in New Brunswick, as a proportion of total provincial GDP, is well below the national average (3.3%).

In 2014, there were 9,600 jobs directly related to culture industries in New Brunswick, or 2.7% of the 359,000 jobs in the province. This percentage is also below the national average (3.9%).

In New Brunswick, the GDP of culture industries is larger than that of accommodation and food services ($610 million). The value added of culture is less than that of agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($853 million), utilities ($1.1 billion), transportation and warehousing ($1.4 billion), construction ($1.6 billion), and educational services ($1.6 billion).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2014 ($98 million, or 0.3% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($643 million) is about seven times larger than the sports estimate.

Between 2010 and 2014, the GDP of culture industries grew by 5%, similar to the 6% increase in the overall provincial economy. This resulted in no change in the culture industries’ share of the overall economy (2.2% in both 2010 and 2014).

 

Nova Scotia

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $1.2 billion in Nova Scotia in 2014, or 3.3% of provincial GDP. The value added of culture industries in Nova Scotia, as a proportion of the province’s overall GDP, is equal to the national average (also 3.3%).

In 2014, there were 15,900 jobs directly related to culture industries in Nova Scotia, or 3.5% of the province’s 460,000 jobs. This percentage is below the national average (3.9%).

In Nova Scotia, the GDP of culture industries is larger than the value added of utilities ($778 million), accommodation and food services ($871 million), and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($1.0 million), as well as being equal to that of transportation and warehousing ($1.2 billion). However, the value added of culture is less than that of construction ($1.9 billion) and educational services ($2.3 billion).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2014 ($113 million, or 0.3% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($1.2 billion) is ten times larger than the sports estimate.

Between 2010 and 2014, the GDP of culture industries increased by 7%. During the same timeframe, the overall provincial economy grew by 6%, resulting in a slight increase in the culture industries’ share of the overall economy from 3.2% in 2010 to 3.3% in 2014.

 

Prince Edward Island

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $200 million on Prince Edward Island in 2014 (3.7% of provincial GDP). The value added of culture industries on PEI, as a proportion of total provincial GDP, is above the national average (3.3%).

In 2014, there were 2,500 jobs directly related to culture industries on PEI, or 3.3% of the 74,000 jobs in the province. This percentage is below the national average (3.9%).

On PEI, the GDP of culture industries is larger than the value added of utilities ($92 million), accommodation and food services ($153 million), and transportation and warehousing ($156 million). On the other hand, the value added of culture is less than that of construction ($305 million), agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($356 million), and educational services ($384 million).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2014 ($27 million, or 0.5% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($200 million) is seven times larger than the sports estimate.

Between 2010 and 2014, the GDP of culture industries grew by 5%, compared with a 15% increase in the overall provincial economy. This resulted in an decrease in the culture industries’ share of the overall economy from 4.0% in 2010 to 3.7% in 2014.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $497 million in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2014, or 1.6% of provincial GDP. The value added of culture industries in Newfoundland and Labrador, as a proportion of the province’s overall GDP, is well below the national average (3.3%).

In 2014, there were 5,700 jobs directly related to culture industries in Newfoundland and Labrador, or 2.5% of the province’s 234,000 jobs. This percentage is also below the national average (3.9%).

Between 2010 and 2014, the GDP of culture industries grew by 15%, equal to the increase in the overall provincial economy. This resulted in no change in the culture industries’ share of the overall economy (2.2% in both 2010 and 2014).

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the GDP of culture industries is larger than the value added of agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($464 million). On the other hand, the value added of culture is less than that of accommodation and food services ($505 million), utilities ($561 million), transportation and warehousing ($793 million), educational services ($1.5 billion), and construction ($3.4 billion).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2014 ($63 million, or 0.2% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($497 million) is eight times larger than the sports estimate.

Between 2010 and 2014, the GDP of culture industries grew by 15%, equal to the increase in the overall provincial economy. This resulted in no change in the culture industries’ share of the overall economy (1.6% in both 2010 and 2014).

Summary: 

Estimates of the direct contribution of culture to GDP and employment in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador in 2014.