Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Culture contribution to GDP increased 2.8% in 2014, Statscan study says

Statistics Canada report released today about cultural indicators across the country reveals that growth (or decline) in contribution of culture to gross domestic product (GDP) nationally rose 2.8%. GDP contribution by provinces were as follows:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador 1.5% (visual and applied arts +6.2%)
  • Prince Edward Island 0.6%
  • Nova Scotia 2.6% (visual and applied arts +6.1%)
  • New Brunswick 0.9% 
  • Quebec 3.2% (audio-visual and interactive media +3.9%; visual and applied arts +5.0%)
  • Ontario 3.8% (sound recording +10.1%)
  • Manitoba 2.7% (written and published works +6.0%)
  • Saskatchewan 3.1% (written and published works +8.4%)
  • Alberta 3.3% (written and published works -5.8%)
  • British Columbia 4.2% (audio-visual and interactive media +6.3%; visual and applied arts +7.7%)
  • Yukon 1.2% (visual and applied arts +6.6%)
  • Northwest Territories - 2.7%
  • Nunavut 2.0% 
Nationally, jobs in cultural industries decreased slightly -- 0.8% in 2014 (compared with a 1.1% gain in 2013). 
"GDP of culture industries rose 3.5% nationally in 2014, following a 4.4% gain in 2013. GDP of culture industries in all provinces and territories except Northwest Territories (-2.7%)," the study summary said. "British Columbia (+4.2%) had the strongest growth, followed by Ontario (+3.8%) and Alberta (+3.3%). Nationally, economy-wide GDP increased 4.2% in 2014, compared to 3.9% in 2013."
Source: Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2014 

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