This 2015 release of creative industries economic estimates data from the Department for Culture Media and Sport is one of the most frequently cited baselines for the significance of the creative sector.

These Creative Industries Economic Estimates are Official Statistics used to measure the direct economic contribution of the Creative Industries to the UK economy. An analysis of the contribution made by the Creative Industries to UK Employment, Gross Value Added (GVA) and Exports of Services has been provided in this release. The estimates have been produced using ONS National Statistics sources.