12 October 2012 the UK Space Agency published its latest report on the “Size and Health of the UK Space Industry” which reveals that the sector continues to grow despite difficult economic circumstances. 234 companies which are actively involved in the UK space industry were invited to take part in a survey update from the last survey published in 2010. Altogether, the companies recorded a total space-related turnover of over £9.1 billion in 2010-2011 and made a significant value-added contribution to UK GDP of £4.2 billion. This represents a real (adjusted for inflation) growth of 6.5% within the study period, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011, and of 15.6% since 2008/2009.
The outlook for the UK space industry beyond 2012 is extremely positive in terms of turnover, employment and generation of activity in the rest of the UK economy.
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