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Creative industries worth £8.8 million an hour to UK economy

Creative industries worth £8.8 million an hour to UK economy

Creative industries worth £8.8 million an hour to UK economy

New figures published today reveal that the UK’s Creative Industries, which includes the film, television and music industries, are now worth £76.9 billion per year to the UK economy.

This massive contribution is an all-time high and equates to £8.8m per hour, or £146,000 every single minute, playing a key role in the Government’s long-term economic plan.

“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,” explains Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. “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.”

The statistics can be downloaded here.

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