Research and analysis

Estimating the value of UK education imports: feasibility study

BIS research paper number 49.


A feasibility study estimating the value of UK education imports

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This follows estimates of the total value of overseas trade and investment in education-related activities to the UK economy for 2008 to 2009 and historical trends and 10 year forecasts. This feasibility study looks at whether a similar approach could be adopted to estimate the value of educational imports to the United Kingdom on a consistent basis. It summarises the feasibility of this approach, identifies where robust estimates may be presented and identifies those areas where there is little information available and further investigation may be required.

Published 30 June 2011