Provincial Outlook Economic Forecast: British Columbia—Autumn 2019

The Conference Board of Canada, 21 pages, January 10, 2020
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This quarterly economic forecast for the province of British Columbia examines the economic outlook for the province, including gross domestic product (GDP), output by industry and labour market conditions.

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  • After expanding by 2.0 per cent in 2018, real GDP in B.C. is expected to rise by 2.6 per cent in 2019 and 3.0 per cent in 2020.
  • With a weak housing market tempering B.C.’s economy, projects such as LNG Canada’s liquefied natural gas terminal and the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion will provide a welcome boost.
  • B.C.’s labour markets will remain in good shape due, in part, to strong employment gains in the province’s service sector.

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