The Status Quo
For many years, the creative industries have solely been regarded as a soft location factor. Yet in Berlin especially, the creative industries are a key hard economic factor, standing for growth and employment. Over the past years, as the economic data shows, Berlin’s creative industries have recorded above average development, even when related to national figures.
Berlin’s creative industries are divided below into the eleven individual market segments specifi ed in the defi nition of the creative industries by the Conference of the Ministers of Economics of the Länder (WMK). The figures for those other business sectors which are part of the creative industries in the widest sense of the word are combined in the table under Other Sectors. However, the ICT submarket, which is part of the ICT, Media, and Creative Industries cluster, is not dealt with in this Report. To allow a more detailed analysis of the value-added chains, this Report has included in the design and art market business sectors which are categorised as Other Sectors. The Glossary and Sources of Data in the Appendix lists the key terms in this Report and provide references for the data sources.The table below shows the figures for the turnover, number of companies and those working in the creative industries. The employment data is also broken down to show the proportion of those employees subject to social insurance contributions and those in minor employment in each market segment sector and in total.
|Creative Industries||Companies 2012||Turnover in thousand € / 2012||
|Subject to social insurance 2013||In minor employment 2013|
Source: : Berlin-Brandenburg Statistical Office (Amt für Statistik) and Federal Employment Agency (BfA), Analysis IW Consult GmbH, graphic SenWTF