Magazine article Screen International

Film Industry Plays Key Role in UK Economic Growth, Says ONS

Magazine article Screen International

Film Industry Plays Key Role in UK Economic Growth, Says ONS

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Film sector grows by more than 8%; fuelled by production and cinema ticket sales.

The British film industry played a key role in driving the growth in GDP in the last three months, according to the ONS (Office of National Statistics).

Their quarterly report showed that the UK economy grew by 0.3% in the three months to June, with a 0.5% rise in services driving this modest growth.

The film sector was the second largest contributor to this (behind retail trade), growing 8.2% compared to the previous quarter. …

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