The Value of Shooting Report 2024




The Value of Shooting Report 2024

The new report underlines the importance of shooting, conservation and the rural vote ahead of the general election.

Rural organisations will today publish the latest ‘Value of Shooting’ report which will set out in detail the benefits the shooting sector brings to the UK economy and the conservation of the countryside.

The key findings will play an important role in shaping the debate around shooting in the run up to the general election and beyond. With the gap closing between the Conservatives and Labour in the 100 most rural constituencies, issues that affect the countryside and the rural economy will likely be a key battleground in the election.

Shooting is a key component of the rural economy and goes hand-in-hand with the conservation of the countryside, as well as bringing both mental and physical health benefits to participants and providing a healthy and sustainable food source.

The new Value of Shooting report was commissioned by 24 rural organisations and carried out by Cognisense, a market research and data analytics firm. The report will set out the following headline figures:

• Shooting is worth £3.3bn (GVA) to the UK economy every year.

• The new report has taken a more comprehensive and detailed approach than previous reports, attaching a value to contribution in kind (CiK) and supply chain value, which shows that £9.3bn of wider economic activity is generated for the UK economy.

• 620,000 individuals are actively involved in shooting-related activities.

• Shooting providers and volunteers carry out £500m worth of conservation work, equivalent to 26,000 full-time jobs and 14m workdays each year.

• Habitat management and conservation are carried out on 7.6m hectares as a result of shooting.

• Three out of four people who take part in shooting said that it is important to them and their personal wellbeing, with most claiming shooting specifically contributes positively to their physical and mental health.

• Shooters spend £4.4bn on their UK-based supply chain each year.

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CPSA CEO Iain Parker commented “This report clearly demonstrates the importance of shooting for the general economy and for the well being of all those who take part. It is great to see clay shooting leading the number of participants with over 360,000 involved in clay target shooting!”