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Creative industries add more than £100BN to UK

January 10th 2019

by The Creative Industries

The creative industries contributed a record £101.5bn to the UK economy in 2017, official statistics show. The contribution of the UK creative industries - as measured by Gross Value Added (GVA) - rose by 7.1 per cent in 2017 - much faster than the 4.8 per cent growth across the UK economy as a whole.

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“This is also the fastest growth rate of any of the categories overseen by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, which has responsibility for areas including tourism, telecoms, gambling and charities, and makes the creative industries among the best performing of any industrial sectors.”

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Growth rates across creative sub-sectors. Source: DCMS, Nov 2018


“Much of the growth in the creative industries is thought to be coming from the emerging field known as createch which is built on the interplay of creativity and technology.”

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