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The Gross Value Added (GVA) of the UK creative industries was provisionally estimated at £115.9bn in 2019 current prices. This is equivalent to contributing approximately £13.2m every hour at current prices (i.e. before adjusting for inflation). Since 2010, GVA has increased by more than 43 per cent, or more than twice as fast as the UK economy.
The UK creative industries exported £35.6bn of services in 2018, the latest available year of data. Exports of creative services account for 12 per cent of all UK service exports. The value of these exports grew by 8.9 per cent between 2017 and 2018. Read the exporting guide.
The UK creative industries accounted for 2.1m jobs in total in 2019, with the two thirds of those outside London. This represents more than twice the rate of growth of jobs in the rest of the economy. About one third of the workforce are self-employed.
A Government data tool enables you to visualise trends over time in the development of the creative industries and other areas covered by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.
Working with Dod's Information, this website conducts annual surveys of perceptions of the UK creative industries among Members of the UK Parliament.
You can also download an infographic on devolution here.
Nesta has created a series of interactive data visualisations of the UK creative economy. This includes visualisations of who hires creatives, a geographical map of the creative industries and a visualisation of the creative economy workforce.