On 10 December 2020, DCMS publish creative industries official statistics highlighting that the video games industry contributed £2.9billion to the UK economy in 2019.
Other key findings include:
- Of the DCMS Sectors, the Digital Sector contributed the most in GVA to the UK economy (£150.6bn), followed by Creative Industries (£115.9bn).
- The Creative Industries account for the majority of the growth in DCMS Sector GVA since 2010. 71.9% of the growth seen in the DCMS Sector total (excl. Tourism and Civil Society) was due to the Creative Industries, followed by the Digital Sector at 64.4%[footnote 2]. However, the Digital Sector has accounted for the majority of growth in the DCMS Sector total (excl. Civil Society) since 2018, at 90.8%.
- Creative Industries GVA has been growing faster than the UK economy since 2011, with large increases in GVA in real terms seen in both 2015 and 2019.
- After growth in 2016, Digital Sector GVA has been increasing in line with the UK economy up until 2018, with further growth in 2019.
More information, and the full published statistics, can be found here.