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Its Official the Fastest Growing Sector in the UK is Creative


After numerous doom and gloom stories surrounding retail and business it’s a boost to hear that UK creative industries are growing at a phenomenal rate. According to www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk official statistics show that the creative industries contributed a record £101.5bn to the UK economy in 2017.

The contribution of the UK creative industries – as measured by Gross Value Added (GVA) – rose by 7.1 per cent in 2017 – much faster than the 4.8 per cent growth across the UK economy as a whole.

Between 2010 and 2017, the creative industries sub-sectors grew GVA by 53.1 per cent. The sectors include:

In total, the UK creative industries employ almost 2m people in the UK, with a further 1m employed in creative jobs in the wider economy, and exports of creative services rose to £27bn in 2016.

Much of the growth in the creative industries is thought to be coming from the emerging field known as createch, which is built on the interplay of creativity and technology.

This area includes immersive technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality as well as creatively-driven implementations of artificial intelligence, 3D printing and haptic technologies- all areas in which both the creative and technological elements are essential to the service, product or experience.

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