The Gross Value Added (GVA) of the UK creative industries was estimated to total £84.1bn in 2014, equivalent to almost £10m for every hour.
Between 1997 and 2014, the GVA of the creative industries has increased by almost 6 per cent each year, compared with the rest of the UK economy which has grown its GVA at an average of 4.3 per cent a year during the same period.
The UK creative economy comprises jobs in the creative industries and creative jobs which are in non-creative organisations (e.g. design or marketing teams within manufacturers). It comprises an estimated 2.8m jobs or 1 in 11 of all UK jobs.
The UK creative industries exported £17.9bn of services in 2013, the latest available year of data. Between 2009 and 2013, exports of UK creative services have increased by more than 34 per cent.