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Provincial Outlook Economic Forecast: Nova Scotia—Spring 2019

The Conference Board of Canada, 62 pages, June 7, 2019
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This quarterly economic forecast for the province of Nova Scotia examines the economic outlook for the province, including gross domestic product (GDP), output by industry and labour market conditions.

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  • Real GDP is expected to expand by 1.8 per cent this year and next. Demographic gains are translating into long-awaited labour force growth over the next two years.
  • Household consumption is projected to advance by 3.1 per cent this year, thanks to improving employment conditions and healthy wage gains.
  • The provincial government continues to focus its efforts on achieving fiscal sustainability.
  • Non-residential investment is forecast to increase sharply next year due to the expected start of construction on the Goldboro Liquefied Natural Gas Project.
  • Exports are will fare better next year than in 2019 with expected growth of 2.8 per cent in 2020.
  • Most of the province’s economic growth this year is attributed to advances in the services sectors.

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