A recent article by ADOI gave interesting statistics regarding the growth of international trade in the creative industry between 2000 and 2005. During this five year span international trade grew at an average rate of 8.7% per year, reaching US$445.2 billion in 2005.
A few of the reasons for the industry's growth:
1. globalization and connectivity
2. economic and cultural breadth
3. ability to link business, culture and technology
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