Notice of release
Québec, September 15, 2021. – In 2019, the year before the pandemic, Québec’s nominal gross domestic product (GDP) at basic prices stood at $426.3 billion, up 4.4% from 2018. Three-quarters of that growth (74.3%) came from four administrative regions: Montréal (+5.6%), Montérégie (+4.6%), Capitale-Nationale (+3.5%), and Laurentides (+5.6%). This was revealed in Produit intérieur brut régional par industrie au Québec, édition 2021 released today by the Institut de la statistique du Québec.
With the exception of Abitibi-Témiscamingue (-1.3%), all of Québec’s administrative regions saw their GDP increase in 2019, and the strongest regional growth was recorded in Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine (+8.0%). In the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, the decline was essentially due to the construction (-11.7%) and manufacturing (-5.0%) sectors.
Sources: Institut de la statistique du Québec, Statistics Canada, Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Revenu Québec.
Compilation: Institut de la statistique du Québec.
For Québec as a whole, the GDP of service industries was up 4.9% in 2019.
All regions contributed to this increase to varying degrees. Some regions posted higher growth than the provincial average:
In 2019 in Québec, output in the goods-producing industries rose by 3.3% from 2018. However, only a few regions posted significant increases:
In contrast, other regions posted declines:
With a 56.0% share of Québec’s GDP, the Montréal census metropolitan area (CMA), the province’s undeniable economic engine, saw its GDP increase by 5.3% in 2019.
In the Québec CMA—second in economic importance—GDP was up 3.0% in 2019.
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