WIPO has just released 3 reports on the economic importance of the copyright industries in 3 different countries – Ethiopia, France and Moldova. The studies all follow the methodology recommended by the 2003 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Guide on surveying the economic contribution of copyright industries.
In 2012, the value added of the copyright industries in Ethiopia was 23,989,211,925 Birr (1,100,420,000 US$). As a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant prices, this amounted to 4.73 per cent. The copyright industries also provided jobs to 240,287 persons, which is 4.2 per cent of the urban population employed by the different economic sectors.
In France, copyright industries (CIs) accounted for 7.02 per cent of GDP, 7.29 per cent of the volume of full-time equivalent employment, 6.48 per cent of the number of persons engaged in an occupation, 9.54 per cent of exports and 11.46 per cent of imports in 2012.
In 2013, the GVA of the copyright industries in Moldova was approximately 3.33 billion lei (264,320,000 US$). This represents 3.98 per cent of the total national GVA. The copyright industries employ about 39,280 people (in FTE), according to the 2013 estimate. This represents a moderate increase over the period under analysis.
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