Creative Industries now worth £8.8 million an hour to UK economy

DCMS_CreativeIndustries_news_13Jan2015News from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport:  New figures published today reveal that the UK’s Creative Industries, which includes the film, television and music industries, are now worth £76.9 billion per year to the UK economy.

Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and Digital Industries, said it’s ‘very good news’ and the ‘Creative Industries are now worth £8.8 million an hour to the UK economy.‘ Apparently that’s ‘£146,000 every single minute.‘ Here is the DCMS video.

DCMS describe ‘Creative Industries Groups’ are:

Advertising and marketing
Design: Product, Graphic and Fashion Design
Film, TV, video, radio and photography
IT, software and computer services
Museums, Galleries and Libraries
Music, performing and visual arts