But, while expenditure and economic value in the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland increased in 2011/12, declines were seen in Wales, the Midlands and the south of England, suggesting the economic value of the BBC is being unevenly distributed across the nations and regions.
Published yesterday, the independent report said that the corporation generated £8.32bn in economic value in 2011/12 by spending £4.34bn on its television, radio and online public services and commercial activities.
This is due to the "multiplier effect" of additional economic activity created in national and regional economies by the BBC operation. It is also known as Gross Value Added, or GVA.
According to the report, the BBC GVA for television in 2011/12 was £4.47bn, broadly similar to that generated in 2009/10. But GVA for radio was £1.14bn, up by approximately 5% year-on-year.
The launch of the BBC's new northern headquarters at Media City UK in Salford Quays meant that GVA in the north of England increased by almost a fifth last year.
GVA for Scotland also increased, from £355 million to £410m, while Northern Ireland was up from £138m to £151m.
However, Wales saw a 19.7% decline in GVA in 2011/12, down from £292m in 2009/10 to £276m. The Midlands region, including the east and west Midlands and East Anglia, saw a steeper 21.7% decline in its GVA, to £199m.
GVA in the south, covering the south-east and south-west of England, fell 18.8% year-on-year, to £699m.
Despite ongoing efforts to move operations outside of London, the English capital still benefits most from the BBC operation, accounting for £2.98bn of expenditure and generating GVA of £5.65bn.