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Estimates of the direct economic impact of culture in the Atlantic provinces in 2017

June 19, 201919 June 2019

Issue
Economic benefits of culture in 2017
Publisher

Statistics Canada

Article Link
https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190425/dq190425b-eng.htm

New Brunswick

Based on Statistics Canada’s product perspective, the direct economic impact of culture products was estimated at $550 million in New Brunswick in 2017, which equates to $718 per capita or 1.7% of provincial GDP. The culture employment estimate was 7,600 in 2017, or 2.1% of all jobs in the province. The value added of culture products in New Brunswick is below the national average (1.7% in NB vs. 2.7% nationally), as is the employment impact (2.1% in New Brunswick and 3.5% nationally).

Between 2010 and 2017, the GDP of culture products decreased by 6% in New Brunswick. As a result, there was a decrease in culture’s share of the provincial economy between 2010 and 2017 (from 2.1% to 1.7%).

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $575 million in New Brunswick in 2017, which represents $750 per capita or 1.7% of provincial GDP. In 2017, there were 8,100 jobs directly related to culture industries in New Brunswick, or 2.3% of all jobs in the province.

In New Brunswick, the GDP of culture industries ($575 million) is less than that of accommodation and food services ($707 million), utilities ($1.0 billion), agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($1.1 billion), transportation and warehousing ($1.7 billion), educational services ($2.0 billion), and construction ($2.3 billion).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2017 ($95 million, or 0.3% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($575 million) is six times larger than the sports estimate.

 

Nova Scotia

In 2017, the direct economic impact of culture products was estimated at $929 million in Nova Scotia, equalling $977 per capita or 2.4% of provincial GDP. The culture employment estimate was 13,100 in 2017, or 2.8% of all jobs in the province. The value added of culture products in Nova Scotia is slightly below the national average (2.4% in NS vs. 2.7% nationally), and the employment impact is also lower in Nova Scotia (2.8%) than nationally (3.5%).

Between 2010 and 2017, the GDP of culture products grew by 20% in Nova Scotia. Similar growth in the overall provincial economy resulted in a very slight increase in culture’s share of the provincial economy (from 2.3% in 2010 to 2.4% and 2017).

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $1.5 billion in Nova Scotia in 2017, or 3.9% of provincial GDP. In 2017, there were 15,200 jobs directly related to culture industries in Nova Scotia, or 3.3% of the province’s jobs.

In Nova Scotia, the GDP of culture industries ($1.5 billion) is larger than the value added of utilities ($817 million), accommodation and food services ($1.0 billion), agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($1.2 billion), and transportation and warehousing ($1.4 billion). However, the value added of culture is less than that of construction ($2.3 billion) and educational services ($2.7 billion).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2017 ($185 million, or 0.5% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($1.5 billion) is eight times larger than the sports estimate.

 

Prince Edward Island

Based on Statistics Canada’s product perspective, the direct economic impact of culture products was estimated at $109 million in Prince Edward Island in 2017, equalling $724 per capita or 1.8% of provincial GDP. The culture employment estimate was 1,500 in 2017, or 2.1% of all jobs in the province. The value added of culture products on the Island is below the national average (1.8% in PEI vs. 2.7% nationally), and the employment impact is also lower in PEI (2.1%) than nationally (3.5%).

Between 2010 and 2017, the GDP of culture products decreased by 1% in PEI. Growth in the overall provincial economy resulted in a decrease in culture’s share of the provincial economy between 2010 and 2017 (from 2.3% to 1.8%).

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $159 million in Prince Edward Island in 2017 ($1,053 per capita or 2.6% of provincial GDP). In 2017, there were 1,700 jobs directly related to culture industries in PEI, or 2.3% of all jobs in the province.

In PEI, the GDP of culture industries ($159 million) is larger than the value added of utilities ($89 million). On the other hand, the value added of culture is less than that of accommodation and food services ($186 million), transportation and warehousing ($211 million), construction ($357 million), agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($420 million), and educational services ($431 million).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2017 ($27 million, or 0.4% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($159 million) is close to six times larger than the sports estimate.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

In 2017, the direct economic impact of culture products was estimated at $451 million in Newfoundland and Labrador, which equates to $854 per capita or 1.5% of provincial GDP. The culture employment estimate was 4,700 in 2017, or 2.1% of all jobs in the province. The value added of culture products in NL is well below the national average (1.5% in the province vs. 2.7% nationally), and the employment impact is also lower in NL (2.1%) than nationally (3.5%).

Between 2010 and 2017, the GDP of culture products grew by 19% in Newfoundland and Labrador. Similar growth in the overall provincial economy resulted in a very slight increase in culture’s share of the provincial economy (from 1.4% in 2010 to 1.5% in 2017).

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $608 million in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2017 ($1,150 per capita or 2.0% of provincial GDP). In 2017, there were 5,500 jobs directly related to culture industries in Newfoundland and Labrador, or 2.5% of the province’s jobs.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the GDP of culture industries ($608 million) is similar to the value added of accommodation and food services ($591 million) and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($631 million). The value added of culture is less than that of utilities ($600 million), transportation and warehousing ($1.1 billion), educational services ($1.7 billion), and construction ($3.9 billion).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2017 ($84 million, or 0.3% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($608 million) is more than seven times larger than the sports estimate.

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