The largest individual cultural commodity exported in 2002-03 was Printed books ($97m). This was followed by Paintings, drawings and pastels executed entirely by hand ($72m), and Brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter and children's drawing and colouring books ($65m).
The largest individual cultural commodity imported in 2002-03 was Television receivers ($754m), with the second largest being Radio broadcast receivers, including radio-cassette players and CD-tuners for installation in motor vehicles ($607m). Imports of Printed books in 2002-03 totalled $434m.
7.3 TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS, By Product Group - 2002-03
Excess of imports over exports
|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 - Information Consultancy Ad Hoc Service (cat. no. 5466.0) |