PUBLISHING FACTS AND FIGURES
CREATIVE ECONOMY - FACTS AND FIGURES
Official Statistics measuring the contribution made by the Creative Industries to the UK Economy, including Employment, GVA and Exports of Services
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*There are 42 million people who read a newspaper in print or digitally every week. ( 2/3 of UK population)
'Newsbrands - national, regional and local newspapers in print and digital - are by far the biggest investors in news in the UK, accounting for more than two-thirds (69 %) of the total spend on news provision in the UK'
*The Publishing Industry generates 10% of UK creative industries employment with 193,000 jobs in the UK
*The Gross Value Added (GVA) by UK publishing in 2014 was estimated to be £10.2bn, which has risen from £9.26bn in 2008.
*'The GVA of publishing in 2014 rose by 2.8 per cent year on year, and has increased by an average of 1.6 per cent a year between 2008 and 2013.
*In 2013 alone, publishing exported services worth £1.31bn, up from £806m in 2009.'
information produced by the UK Statistics Authority
THE UK CREATIVE AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY IN FIGURES
Sales of books and journals reached a record £4.8bn in 2016, after a 7 per cent year on year increase - the biggest in a decade.
Exports rose by 6 per cent to £2.6bn.
Digital sales rose by 6 per cent to £1.7bn, despite a 3 per cent drop in eBook sales.
Physical sales were up by 8 per cent to £3bn, the highest level since 2012.
Overall academic and professional publishing was up by 10 per cent to £2.4bn
Publisher sales of academic and professional books rose 9 per cent to £1.1bn
Total income from journals rose 10 per cent to £1.2bn
Share of journal income from subscriptions fell to 79 per cent while income from Open Access article processing charges increased by 46% to £81m
Overall consumer publishing performed well, rising by 5 per cent to £1.8bn. This was fuelled in large part by a return to growth for children’s books sales which increased by 16 per cent to £365m
Non-fiction sales also rose by 9 per cent to £884m
Fiction sales fell by 7 per cent to £525m meaning the category has now dropped by 23 per cent since 2012 signifying a continued shift in consumer spending.
Overall educational publishing was up by 5 per cent to £336m
While domestic sales saw a modest increase of 1 per cent it was a strong rise in exports of 11 per cent which drove overall growth
Exports were particularly strong to East and South Asia, up 27 per cent, and South and Central America, rising 34 per cent Although digital remains a small proportion overall of educational publishing sales, it saw an increase of 25 per cent in 2016
The Creative Industries accounted for 1.71m jobs in 2013, 5.6 per cent of total UK jobs; and a 1.4 per cent increase on 2012.
Over the longer term, the number of jobs within the Creative Industries increased by 3.9 per cent each year between 1997 and 2013, compared to 0.6 per cent in the UK economy. Gross Value Added (GVA) (1997 – 2013) - measured in current prices (i.e. not adjusted for inflation).
GVA of the Creative Industries was £76.9bn in 2013 and accounted for 5.0 per cent of the UK Economy. For the third year running, the Creative Industries proportion of total UK GVA was higher than the year before, and at 5.0 per cent is now as high as has been recorded.
GVA of the Creative Industries increased by 9.9 per cent between 2012 and 2013. This was higher than any individual Blue Book sector. Between 1997 and 2013, GVA of the Creative Industries increased by 5.8 per cent each year compared to 4.2 per cent in the UK economy.
The GVA of the Creative Industries was 4.0 per cent of total UK GVA in 1997, but had increased to 5.0 per cent in 2013. Exports of Services (1997 – 2012) - measured in current prices (i.e. not adjusted for inflation).
The value of services exported by the Creative Industries was £17.3bn in 2012, 8.8 per cent of total UK service exports.
Between 2011 and 2012 the value of service exports from the Creative Industries increased by 11.3 per cent. This compares with an increase of 2.8 per cent for total UK service exports.
Between 2004 and 2012 the proportion of total UK service exports which were from the Creative Industries increased from 7.9 to 8.8 per cent.