DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates

This series brings together all documents relating to DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates.


  1. Documents

These bulletins contain statistics on the contribution of DCMS Sectors to the UK economy, measured by gross value added (GVA), imports and exports of services and the number of enterprises.


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


We are currently consulting on the methodology used to produce these estimates and, on the definition of the Cultural Sector. The consultation documentation and response form can be found here


These statistics cover the contributions of the following DCMS sectors to the UK economy;

  • Creative Industries
  • Cultural Sector
  • Digital Sector
  • Gambling
  • Sport
  • Telecoms
  • Tourism

They do not currently cover the contribution of the sectors the Office for Civil Society has responsibility for (responsibility for the Office for Civil Society was transferred from Cabinet Office to DCMS on 21 July 2016).

A definition for each sector is available in the associated methodology note along with details of methods and data limitations.


  1. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2016

    • Official Statistics
  2. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates Methodology

    • Guidance