The community pharmacy sector generated more than $16 billion in economic activity and supported nearly 250,000 jobs in Canada in 2016, according to a new series of reports by The Conference Board of Canada. The economic output of the sector in New Brunswick is approximately $299.7 million, a little smaller than forestry output and crop and animal production. Once the indirect and induced effects are included, the total economic contribution of the pharmacy sector reaches more than $530.4 million. The sector employs about 4,600 New Brunswick residents, nearly identical to the number employed in the provincial agriculture sector. Once the indirect and induced effects are included, the pharmacy sector contributes around 7,400 jobs across the province and the rest of Canada.