The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has released new figures showing that the creative industries, including the games sector, are now worth £91.8bn in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy.
The UK's creative industries are now worth a record £84.1 billion to the UK economy, according to new figures released today by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. This growth is up 8.9 per cent from 2013 - almost double the pace of the UK economy as a whole.
Creative industries reach record high : Ukie's Jo Twist responds
Today, government announced in an official release that the Creative Industries have reached a record high, worth £8.8m per hour to the UK economy.
Our CEO, Dr Jo Twist gave a statement regarding the figures:
Make sure your games business is counted in official statistics
The Creative Industries are worth an incredible £10m per hour to the UK economy, according to the most recent government statistics: games are a huge part of that and will continue to grow.
But there are still some issues with the baseline data used to count the games sector's contribution to these figures and we can do something to change this.