New Brunswick faced economic challenges 2013. RBC Economics had originally forecasted real GDP growth of 0.8%; continuing weakness in energy, potash and metal exports, the forecasted rate was reduced to 0.3%. Currently, RBC Economics is forecasting a real GDP increase of 1.0% in 2014. This will be mainly due to the stronger performance from the mining sector with new start-up operations in Bathurst as well as stronger production with the expansion of the Sussex Potash mine in 2014-2015.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield