The video games industry's contribution to the UK economy grew from £996m in 2016 to £1.069bn the following year according to research released by the Government.
A new report from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport shows that the sector saw a 7.32 per cent increase in gross value added (GVA) for those twelve months. Furthermore, the sector's contribution has risen by 148.9 per cent between 2010 and 2017.
However, this research doesn't tell the full story. DCMS has only counted companies that use the appropriate games industry Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes, within the region of 50 per cent of UK firms not using the correct classifications. So, it's almost certain that the actual figure - and the accompanying growth - is far higher.
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