Gross Value Added (GVA) measures the contribution to the economy of each individual producer, industry or sector in the United Kingdom.
It is used in the estimation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
GDP is a key indicator of the state of the whole economy.
In the UK, three theoretical approaches are used to estimate GDP: 'production', 'income' and 'expenditure'.
When using the production or income approaches, the contribution to the economy of each industry or sector is measured using GVA.