In 2005-06, about two-fifths (43%) of Australia's exports of cultural goods consisted of Printed books ($115m), Paintings, drawings and pastels, executed entirely by hand ($86m) and Discs for laser reading systems ($56m).
The largest individual cultural commodity imported in 2005-06 was Analogue plasma screen colour televisions ($407m), with the second largest being Digital colour televisions and receivers ($364m).
7.3 TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS, By product group - 2005-06
Excess of imports
|ACLC product group |
|Heritage services |
|Books, magazines, newspapers and other printed matter |
|Audio and video media |
|Radio and television receivers and apparatus for sound or video recording or reproduction |
|Exposed photographic and cinematographic media, and artistic works |
|Musical instruments and other performing arts equipment |
|ABS, International Trade, Australia: FASTTRACCS Service - Electronic Delivery, 2007 (cat. no. 5466.0). |