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Atlantic Provinces estimates from Culture Indicators

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(From Hill Strategies, based on Statistics Canada)

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).