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21.4 Film imports, 1995-2012 The UK film industry imported £553 million worth of services in 2012, of which £445 million (80%) comprised royalties and £108 million (20%) film production services. As Figure 21.8 shows, in most years royalties make up the vast majority of imports with film production services accounting for only around 15% of the total. In 2007 and 2008, this pattern changed, with the royalties share dropping to 60% and the share for production services increasing to 40%. Between 2008 and 2012, however, the production services share of the imports total decreased to similar percentages seen before 2007. The reasons for the increase of the production services share in 2007 and 2008 are unclear as the reported level of production imports is high in relation to total UK film production for these years (see Chapter 17). One possible explanation could be the categorisation of the non-UK spend of UK/USA inward investment productions as imports of production services. However, this explanation cannot be confirmed as the survey returns are confidential. Figure 21.8 UK film industry imports, 1995-2012 £ million 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Royalties 489 507 419 374 317 497 405 403 430 616 704 698 573 510 498 463 642 445 Film production 192 145 106 63 58 113 50 67 108 136 100 86 245 336 49 80 98 108 services Total film company imports 681 652 525 437 375 610 455 470 538 752 804 784 818 846 547 543 740 553 Source: Office for National Statistics See notes to Figure 21.5. 228 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014


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