Friday, 16 January 2015

UK's Creative sector is worth £76.9 billion

The UK's Creative sector is worth £76.9 billion to UK economy in 2013 according to the Department Of Culture, Media & Sport - which represents 5% of the UK economy.The figures show that together the creative industries accounted for 1.71 million jobs, a 1.4% increase on 2012, and 5.6% of the British workforce. Meanwhile the value of creative service exports was £17.3 billion, 8.8% of the UK's service export total. Culture Secretary Sajid Javid MP said: "The UK's creative industries are recognised as world leaders around the globe and today's figures show that they continue to grow from strength to strength. They are one of our most powerful tools in driving growth, outperforming all other sectors of industry and their contribution to the UK economy is evident to all".

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