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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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CULTURAL TRADE BY COUNTRY

About two-fifths (41%) of Australia's cultural exports went to New Zealand ($234m), with significant quantities also going to the United States of America ($96m) and the United Kingdom ($81m).

7.4 EXPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By Country and Product Group - 2002-03

ACLC PRODUCT GROUP(a)
Heritage services
Books, magazines, etc.
Audio and video media
Radios, TVs, etc.
Exposed film and artistic works
Musical
instruments
etc.
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Canada
0.1
3.5
1.3
0.3
1.6
0.1
6.8
China
-
0.4
0.2
4.6
0.4
0.1
5.7
Fiji
-
3.6
0.2
1.2
0.1
0.1
5.2
Germany
0.3
0.5
1.7
2.1
2.5
0.5
7.7
Hong Kong
0.8
3.7
11.0
5.3
2.9
0.1
23.7
Japan
0.2
1.8
1.0
2.3
4.3
0.2
9.9
Korea, Republic of
-
1.3
0.8
2.5
1.5
-
6.1
Malaysia
-
2.1
0.1
10.0
0.4
-
12.6
Netherlands
0.1
0.5
3.7
0.2
0.6
0.1
5.2
New Zealand
0.3
157.1
31.0
32.9
8.4
4.6
234.3
Papua New Guinea
-
4.5
0.1
0.5
0.1
-
5.2
Singapore
0.2
10.8
1.9
4.8
1.7
0.1
19.4
South Africa
-
5.0
0.2
3.6
0.5
0.1
9.4
Taiwan
1.0
0.8
0.5
5.0
1.1
0.1
8.5
Thailand
-
2.3
0.2
2.4
0.1
-
5.2
United Kingdom
8.7
12.7
8.5
2.2
47.9
0.6
80.5
United States of America
6.3
26.1
32.0
9.5
19.6
2.2
95.6
Other countries
0.7
8.0
5.8
12.7
6.5
1.5
35.3
Total
18.8
244.6
100.2
101.9
100.2
10.4
576.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) The descriptions of the ACLC product groups shown have been abbreviated for space reasons. See table 7.3 for full descriptions.
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Australia imported over $500m of cultural goods from China in 2002-03, with the bulk of this (82%) comprising Radio and television receivers and audio and video equipment such as CD players. Imports from the United Kingdom totalled $479m while imports from the United States totalled $455m - for both of these countries, Books, magazines, newspapers and other printed matter accounted for the majority of imports.

7.5 IMPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By Country and Product Group - 2002-03

ACLC PRODUCT GROUP(a)
Heritage services
Books, magazines, etc.
Audio and video media
Radios, TVs, etc.
Exposed film and artistic works
Musical instruments etc.
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Austria
-
0.9
100.6
10.5
0.2
0.8
113.0
Belgium-Luxembourg
1.2
1.7
0.9
16.1
0.3
-
20.1
Canada
0.3
5.7
1.8
3.5
0.5
1.2
13.0
China
3.0
56.8
2.3
(b)443.9
8.8
24.1
(b)539.0
Denmark
0.1
2.5
0.4
16.1
-
0.2
19.4
France
7.1
6.2
3.3
10.5
4.0
2.8
33.9
Germany
0.6
14.8
19.6
30.2
2.7
6.4
74.3
Hong Kong
2.0
58.7
6.0
30.8
0.5
0.2
98.2
India
0.3
1.6
0.3
2.4
0.9
0.7
6.1
Indonesia
-
3.0
0.7
122.8
1.9
10.3
138.6
Ireland
-
5.3
8.6
0.1
-
0.1
14.1
Italy
0.2
9.0
0.6
4.2
3.7
3.3
21.0
Japan
1.5
8.7
7.9
145.7
2.8
31.6
198.3
Korea, Republic of
-
5.2
0.3
228.7
1.3
5.2
240.7
Malaysia
-
8.8
1.0
(b)312.4
0.1
3.1
(b)325.4
Mexico
-
0.6
-
15.2
0.1
0.8
16.7
Netherlands
0.5
3.5
5.5
0.7
1.8
0.7
12.7
New Zealand
0.6
18.7
6.9
1.2
2.8
0.2
30.3
Philippines
0.1
0.6
-
32.7
0.3
-
33.7
Singapore
0.2
64.3
42.1
(b)50.9
0.1
-
(b)157.7
South Africa
0.1
1.3
-
24.6
0.6
-
26.6
Spain
-
3.2
0.3
20.4
0.7
0.5
25.1
Sweden
0.2
2.0
0.4
2.3
0.1
0.1
5.1
Switzerland
0.8
1.8
1.5
0.2
1.0
0.4
5.6
Taiwan
-
2.8
12.2
18.8
1.0
8.4
43.3
Thailand
0.1
3.8
3.7
(b)63.5
0.7
0.7
(b)72.6
Turkey
0.1
0.1
-
15.0
-
0.1
15.4
United Kingdom
23.3
346.4
50.4
26.5
29.4
2.5
478.6
United States of America
2.0
288.7
45.2
56.0
41.4
21.2
454.5
Other countries
1.9
10.1
4.1
11.4
7.3
1.7
36.5
Total
46.3
936.8
326.6
(c)1 789.7
115.5
127.0
(c)(b)3 341.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) The descriptions of the ACLC groups shown have been abbreviated for space reasons - see Table 7.3 for full descriptions.
(b) Excludes imports of certain size television receivers (these data are confidential).
(c) Includes imports of $72.1m of television receivers from China, Germany, Malaysia and Singapore which are individually confidential.
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Exports of cultural goods have generally increased since 1996-97, with the value of exports in 2002-03 being 95% higher than in 1996-97. The product group showing the largest increase over this time was Audio and video media (which includes both recorded and unrecorded CDs, video tapes and audio cassettes) which increased almost five-fold, from $21m in 1996-97 to more than $100m in 2002-03.

7.6 EXPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By Product Group - 1996-97 to 2002-03

1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
ACLC Product Group
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Heritage services
12.0
17.5
41.5
36.7
33.4
32.6
18.8
Books, magazines, newspapers and other printed matter
157.4
162.3
172.5
165.9
172.5
214.7
244.6
Audio and video media
20.7
22.0
36.5
44.4
67.1
85.2
100.2
Radio and television receivers and apparatus for sound or video recording or reproduction
55.7
73.6
62.5
65.8
100.4
107.2
101.9
Exposed photographic and cinematographic media, and artistic works
44.9
49.5
65.6
63.6
97.0
95.2
100.2
Musical instruments and other performing arts equipment
4.9
5.3
5.3
8.3
7.7
8.7
10.4
Total
295.6
330.2
383.8
384.6
478.1
543.6
576.2

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Imports of cultural goods increased by 42% between 1996-97 and 2002-03. However, the growth varied by commodity - Audio and video media increased almost four-fold over this period while the value of commodities in the product group Heritage services actually declined over this period.

7.7 IMPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By Product Group - 1996-97 to 2002-03

1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
ACLC Product Group
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Heritage services
67.2
73.8
73.5
95.1
46.5
44.1
46.3
Books, magazines, newspapers and other printed matter
790.8
889.2
920.0
916.4
925.6
942.0
936.8
Audio and video media
83.4
196.3
241.7
217.9
210.4
220.9
326.6
Radio and television receivers and apparatus for sound or video recording or reproduction
1 234.0
1 236.1
1 312.3
1 402.0
1 718.1
1 720.0
1 789.7
Exposed photographic and cinematographic media, and artistic works
97.4
113.7
120.8
145.0
126.6
91.4
115.5
Musical instruments and other performing arts equipment
84.5
95.3
91.4
107.7
103.5
123.6
127.0
Total
2 357.2
2 604.4
2 759.8
2 884.0
3 130.7
3 142.0
3 341.8

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