About the Creative Industries

UK CREATIVE INDUSTRIES – VALUE

The Gross Value Added (GVA) of the UK creative industries was provisionally estimated at £101.5bn in 2017, equivalent to approximately £11.5m every hour. Since 2016, the GVA of the creative industries has increased by 7.1 per cent. Between 2010 and 2017, GVA rose by 53.1 per cent in the creative industries – much faster than the 29.7 per cent increase in the economy as a whole during the same period.

Updated: November 2018.

UK CREATIVE ECONOMY – JOBS

The UK creative economy comprises jobs in the creative industries and creative jobs which are in non-creative organisations (e.g. design or marketing teams within manufacturers). It comprises an estimated 3.12m jobs or 1 in 11 of all UK jobs.

Published: July 2018

UK CREATIVE INDUSTRIES – EXPORTS

The UK creative industries exported £27bn of services in 2016, the latest available year of data. Exports of creative services account for 11 per cent of all UK service exports, and grew by 27.4 per cent between 2015 and 2016.

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POLITICIANS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Working with Dod’s Information, this website conducts annual surveys of perceptions of the UK creative industries among Members of the UK Parliament. 

Published: January 2016
Published: January 2016

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