Creating growth - Measuring cultural and creative markets in the EU

Key facts and figures

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With an annual revenue of €535.9 billion and more than 7 million workers, the creative and cultural industries account for 4.2% of the GDP of the Union and are today central to Europe’s economy and competitiveness.

The 11 cultural and creative markets in the EU28

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Turnover

With revenues of €535.9b, the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) contribute to 4.2% of Europe’s GDP.

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Employment

More than 7 millions of Europeans are directly or indirectly employed in creative and cultural activities — 3.3% of the EU’s active population. CCIs in the EU employ nearly as many people as the food and beverage service industry does. They provide work for nearly 2.5 times more people than automotive manufacturers and 5 times more than the chemical industry.

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Leaders and leadership

Europe has had many international leaders, thriving mid-sized companies and successful start-ups, for instance.

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