This study, placed under the high patronage of the President of the Republic, and which it has prefaced, confirms that culture, beyond its capacity for emancipation and individual and collective openness, is a major asset for the growth of our country.
It generates economic benefits greater than the investments mobilized.
The cultural and creative industries (CCI) are one of the keys to the future economic development of our country, but also of Europe, provided that the policies of the European Union take into account their specificities in a context of strong international competition.
It is the whole meaning of the policy of cultural exception defended by the government, which requires taking into account the specificity of these sectors in international trade negotiations but also a real strategy of common growth around the ICC. In this perspective, it is important that the sectors concerned value their economic contributions. It is essential that the State deploys on its side comprehensive and recurrent economic analysis tools that will make it possible to follow these data. The government therefore wanted to have at the same time an analysis that, beyond the cultural and creative industries sector, quantifies the overall economic impact of the cultural sector on the national economy. This study was entrusted to the General Inspectorate of Finance and the General Inspectorate of Cultural Affairs, based on the national accounts figures obtained from the INSEE surveys and on the work carried out by the study services of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Culture and Communication. 
For the first time, it will provide information on the indirect economic impact of cultural activities and their leverage effect on other economic sectors, particularly in the tourism sector.
This study will be published at the end of November and will be the subject of a joint communication in the Council of Ministers with the Minister for the Economy and Finance in December.
*Platform that brings together actors from the cultural and creative industries including:
ADAGP (Society of Authors in Graphic and Plastic Arts)
Adami (Civil Society for the Administration of the Rights of Performing Artists and Musicians)
AIPG (Association of Political and General Information Press)
La Fesac (Federation of Performing Arts, Music, Audiovisual and Film Companies)
ESML (Association des éditeurs de services de musique en ligne)
La Procirep (Société civile des Producteurs de Cinéma et de Télévision)
Le Prodiss (Syndicat national des producteurs, diffuseurs et salles de spectacles)
La Sacem (Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers)
Le Snep (Syndicat national de l'édition phonographique)
The SNJV (Syndicat national du jeu vidéo)
SPPF (Société civile des producteurs phonographiques)
L'Upfi (Union des producteurs phonographiques français indépendants).