The government’s latest economic figures gave more evidence of the strength of the UK’s games industry, showing that the sector grew from £996m to £1.069bn in 2016 – 2017, and a huge 148.9% since 2010. The games industry figure was part of the bigger Creative Industries sector that broke the 100 billion pound mark for the first time, moving from £94.8bn in 2016 to £101.5bn in 2017, accounting for 5.5% of total UK GVA.
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.
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19% increase in creative industry jobs in last 5 years
On 9th June 2016 the Department of Culture, Media and Sport released the latest Creative Industries ‘Focus on…’ reports, including 2015 figures for employment and 2014 figures for exports of services. The headline findings are below:
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.