Advertising expenditure in the UK totalled £3,993 million ($7,293m; €5,958m) in the first quarter of 2005. This represents a year-on-year increase of 5.3% - equivalent to a 3.5% rise in real terms (after adjusting for inflation).
The increase was revealed in the Quarterly Survey of Advertising Expenditure by the Advertising Association which is researched by the World Advertising Research Center.
The media covered by the survey include national and regional newspapers, consumer and business magazines, television, radio, outdoor, cinema, internet and direct mail. The figures shown in the table below exclude expenditure on advertisement production, and on sponsorship and promotions, but include agency commission.
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1. Constant price figures are adjusted for inflation using the consumer prices index.
2. Includes supplements.
3. Excludes supplements.
4. Internet figure is a WARC estimate.
5. Total measured advertising expenditure, excludes directory advertising.
With the exception of business magazines and direct mail, all media produced positive year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2005 at current prices. Meanwhile, cinema, outdoor and television all achieved double-digit year-on-year increases at current prices in the first three months of 2005 - WARC estimates that the internet medium also achieved this feat.
The Quarterly Survey of Advertising Expenditure is available on annual subscription exclusively from WARC
Data sourced from the Advertising Association; additional content by WARC staff