DCMS stats: wider publishing industry worth £9.9bn in 2013

DCMS stats: wider publishing industry worth £9.9bn in 2013

The wider publishing industry – including book, journal, newspaper and magazine publishing - was worth more than £9.9bn to the UK economy in 2013, 3.2% up from the year before, according to newly released government statistics.

The rise is slightly above the 2013 UK annual inflation rate of 2.5%.

The creative industries as a whole, including sectors such as film, video games and music, were worth £76.9bn to the UK economy in 2013, a year-on-year rise of 9.8%.

In 2013, one in 12 jobs in the UK were in the creative economy, up 2.6%, or 66,000 jobs, on 2012. 

However the number of jobs in the publishing industry itself are put at 197,000 in 2013, down 11.6% from 223,000 in 2012.

The Creative Industries Economic Estimates are the official statistics used to measure the economic contribution of the creative industries in the UK.

Sajid Javid, secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport, said: "The UK’s Creative Industries are recognised as world leaders around the globe and today’s figures show that they continue to grow from strength to strength. They are one of our most powerful tools in driving growth, outperforming all other sectors of industry and their contribution to the UK economy is evident to all." He added: "Government is determined to continue its support for this most dynamic of sectors as part of our long-term economic plan. The tax reliefs we’ve got in place and are extending to Children’s TV and orchestras have been instrumental in attracting inward investment, and are part of broad package of measures designed to ensure the continued success of the Creative Industries.”