Creative industries economic estimates

This series brings together all documents relating to creative industries economic estimates

Please note: the Creative Industries Economic Estimates series will no longer be published as a separate statistical release. They have now been merged into the DCMS Economic Estimates.

These bulletins contains statistics on gross value added, exports, employment and numbers of businesses within the creative industries.

The methodology for this series of statistics can be found here.


We are currently consulting on a number of developments to these statistics. The consultation documentation and response form can be found here.


These statistics cover the contributions of the following sectors to the UK economy:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Architecture
  • Crafts
  • Product design, graphic design and fashion design
  • Film, TV, video, radio and photography
  • IT, software, video games and computer services
  • Publishing and translation
  • Museums, galleries and libraries
  • Music, performing arts, visual arts and cultural education

The contributions measured include the gross value added (GVA), the export of services, and the number of occupations.


Published 8 December 2011
Last updated 26 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated with note that the statistics have been merged into another series.

  2. First published.