4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
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Contents >> 7.0 Cultural Trade - Introduction >> 7.2 Commodities Traded

COMMODITIES TRADED

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

Imports
Exports
Excess of imports
over exports
ACLC product group
$m
$m
$m

Heritage services
45.6
23.2
22.4
Books, magazines, newspapers and other printed matter
930.0
237.6
692.5
Audio and video media
292.3
89.0
203.3
Radio and television receivers and apparatus for sound or video recording or reproduction
2 230.4
117.6
2 112.9
Exposed photographic and cinematographic media, and artistic works
179.3
117.1
62.2
Musical instruments and other performing arts equipment
155.2
11.1
144.1
Total
3 844.5
595.5
3 249.0

ABS, International Trade, Australia: FASTTRACCS Service - Electronic Delivery, 2007 (cat. no. 5466.0).


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