Reports

All-Electric and Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Technology for Small Vessels, NSBA 27th March, 2015

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Economic Impact of the Nova Scotia Boatbuilding Industry

The impact of Nova Scotia’s Boatbuilding Industry’s on the economy of Nova Scotia is significant. In 2015, the sector created:

  • Direct household income of $34.0 million and total household income of $46.7 million
  • Direct employment of 667 and total employment of 927
  • Direct gross domestic product of $37.4 million, and total gross domestic product of $60.1 million

Boatbuilding and boat repair and servicing is predominantly a rural economic activity – 98.5% of establishments are outside the Halifax Region.

See report “Economic Impact of the Nova Scotia Boatbuilding Industry” for full discussion and results of a study carried out by Canmac Economics on behalf of the NSBA.

Nova Scotia Industry Outlook 2016-2021

As shown in the Charts, Nova Scotia’s goods industries provide significant contributions to the Nova Scotia economy. The level of GDP and projections over the 2016 – 2021 period by industry are as follows:

1. Utilities – 2015 GDP of $568.9 (millions), expected growth of 1.0%.
2. Construction – 2015 GDP of $1,486.0 (millions), expected growth of 3.3%.
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3. Manufacturing – 2015 GDP of $2,626.0 (millions), expected growth of 1.8%.
4. Wholesale Trade – 2015 GDP of $1,369.4 (millions), expected growth of 0.3%.
5. Retail Trade – 2015 GDP of $2,310.6 (millions), expected growth of 1.6%.
6. Transportation and Warehousing – 2015 GDP of 1,079.0 (millions), expected growth of 0.1%.

Two bright spots in the manufacturing sector are boat building and ship building. The strength of the fishery, in particular the lobster industry has resulted in a back log in boat building – up to two years are reported in some cases.

See report “Nova Scotia Industry Outlook 2016-2021” for full discussion and results of a study carried out by Canmac Economics.