The UK gaming industry made a record $ 3.84 billion in economic contributions in 2019

The UK gaming industry made a record £ 2.91 billion ($ 3.84 billion) contribution to the country’s national economy in 2019.

It contributed £ 2.91 billion ($ 3.84 billion) to total value added (GVA) through development and publishing, according to a new economic forecast released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS). It shows that. Increased by 9.1% in 2018.

Ukie, an industry group, suggests the latest estimates that the UK video game sector will play a vital role in helping the region’s economy recover from the coronavirus epidemic.

Also, the latest numbers match only the impact of game development and publishing, with equal “full size and financial contribution” across the UK gaming industry, including support services, retail, esports and merchandising. It suggests that it may become. large.

“These new numbers highlight how successful and fast-growing the UK industry is. It’s firmly on the government agenda, so the role of game development based outside London. It makes perfect sense to support the sector, which accounts for 55% of the total, “commented Ukie’s CEO. , Dr. Jo Twist, blog post.

“That’s why we’re calling for larger, longer-term investments in the UK Games Fund and industry-matched skills funds. The UK needs to show that it can lead the world while supporting its communities. Best for that. This method supports the modern, innovative and resilient gaming sector. “

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