In the past few years, the Government of the Republic of Serbia has brought systemic measures to map, connect and develop the country’s knowledge-based economy and creative industries. The goal of these measures was improving the economic climate for creative industries, an already successful sector that was contributing about 7.4% to the country’s GDP without any official support.
Over the past six years, the sector has grown by more than 60%, with a cumulative export rate growth of 51%, amounting to 346.8 billion dinars. In the same time frame, the gross value added (GVA) for creative industries has increased from 178 billion dinars to 236 billion dinars. In spite of the slowing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, preliminary results show a growth of 3.6% – a result that surpasses pre-COVID growth trends. Learn more »