''The Economic Impact of the Creative Industries in the Americas''
is the title of the study recently released by the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the British Council. The document provides data which show how the cultural and creative sector has an impact on the economy of the Americas. It contains information from 34 American countries and other 10 regions in the world. One of the important analyses in the study focuses on the contribution by creative industries to GDP, thus showing that growth rates in the sector are consistently higher than the average of the economy. The study was co-financed by the governements of Canadan and the People's Republic of China.