From art galleries and architecture to traditional crafts and the development of video games, the UK’s creative industries help to drive economic activity, shape the communities we live in and strengthen the UK’s exports. Today the sector is among the fastest-growing parts of the nation’s economy, enhancing the UK’s international reputation and position of influence as a global creative hub.
Sector at a glance
£84.1 billion - The amount the creative industries generate for the UK economy a year
£9.6 million - The amount the creative industries generate for
the UK economy every hour
5.2% - Creative industries’ share of the UK economy