The indices displayed on this map are a measure of the concentration of firms at the national level for a given emerging industry and indicator (selected in the left hand menu). The indices are location quotients and they compare, for the selected segment and emerging industry, the proportion of firms in the emerging industry in each country over the total number of firms for all emerging industries in the same country, to the proportion of firms in the emerging industry across Europe over the total number of firms in all emerging industries in Europe. Values below 1 indicate that the country has a lower concentration of firms for a given segment and emerging industry compared to the average concentration of firms for this emerging industry across Europe. Values above 1 indicate that the country has an above average concentration of firms for the segment.

Country Details

Area NameCodeValue
Austria AT
Belgium BE
Bulgaria BG
Cyprus CY
Czech Republic CZ
Denmark DK
Estonia EE
Finland FI
France FR
Germany DE
Greece GR
Hungary HU
Ireland IE
Italy IT
Latvia LV
Lithuania LT
Luxembourg LU
Malta MT
Netherlands NL
Poland PL
Portugal PT
Romania RO
Slovakia SK
Slovenia SI
Spain ES
Sweden SE
United Kingdom UK


The methodology for the creation of these maps is detailed in the methodologies section of the website.

Defining Creative industries

Creative industries comprise activities related to the creation, production and/or distribution of creative goods and services as well as with the integration of creative elements into wider processes and other sectors. Creative industries are sometimes referred to as the cultural industries although the two terms are not synonymous. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), cultural industries refer to industries which combine the creation, production and commercialisation of creative contents which are intangible and cultural in nature. The contents are typically protected by copyright and can take the form of a good or a service. Cultural industries generally include printing, publishing and multimedia, audiovisual, phonographic and cinematographic productions as well as crafts and design.

The term creative industries encompasses a broader range of activities which include the cultural industries as well as all cultural or artistic production, whether live or produced as an individual unit. The creative industries are those in which the product or service contains a substantial element of artistic or creative endeavour and include activities such as architecture and advertising. Creative industries thus consist of activities drawing on advertising, architecture, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, R&D, software, toys and games, TV and radio, and video games.

For further details, please see the creative industries definition page in the methodologies section of the website.