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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
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Contents >> 7.0 Cultural Trade - Introduction >> 7.3 Cultural Trade by Country

CULTURAL TRADE BY COUNTRY

About two-fifths (43%) of Australia's cultural exports went to New Zealand ($255m), with significant quantities also going to the United States of America ($113m) and the United Kingdom ($49m).

7.4 EXPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By country and product group - 2005-06

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
-
2.8
0.4
0.5
1.0
0.1
4.7
China
4.0
0.7
0.4
5.3
0.9
1.3
12.5
Fiji
-
2.9
0.2
2.4
-
0.4
5.9
Germany
0.1
0.5
0.5
2.6
1.5
0.2
5.4
Hong Kong
2.6
2.9
4.4
8.0
4.3
-
22.2
Japan
0.1
1.5
2.0
2.7
2.9
0.5
9.7
Korea, Republic of
-
0.9
0.2
6.4
3.2
0.1
10.9
Malaysia
-
1.9
0.1
4.6
0.6
-
7.2
Netherlands
-
0.9
1.7
0.7
0.7
0.1
4.1
New Zealand
1.3
158.2
52.7
32.2
6.3
4.5
255.3
Papua New Guinea
-
2.9
0.1
0.7
-
-
3.8
Singapore
0.4
12.3
2.0
6.8
2.6
0.1
24.1
South Africa
-
5.2
0.9
0.9
0.6
-
7.6
Taiwan
0.2
0.6
1.8
5.3
2.4
-
10.4
Thailand
-
1.6
0.4
1.6
0.1
-
3.7
United Kingdom
6.9
15.3
3.9
4.7
17.9
0.7
49.3
United States of America
6.0
18.5
12.4
12.6
61.9
2.0
113.4
Other countries
1.6
8.1
4.9
19.7
10.0
1.1
45.3
Total
23.2
237.6
89.0
117.6
117.1
11.1
595.5

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) The descriptions of the ACLC product groups shown have been abbreviated for space reasons.
ABS, International Trade, Australia: FASTTRACCS Service - Electronic delivery, 2007 (cat. no. 5466.0).


Australia imported $946m of cultural goods from China in 2005-06, with the bulk of this (82%) comprising Radio and television receivers and audio and video equipment such as CD players. Imports from the Republic of Korea totalled $478m while imports from the United Kingdom totalled $463m and from the United States totalled $436m.

7.5 IMPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By country and product group - 2005-06

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
0.1
0.6
30.6
0.6
0.3
0.5
32.6
Canada
0.3
5.3
2.5
3.3
0.9
1.3
13.7
China
3.1
98.4
5.5
(b)774.4
17.3
46.7
(b)946.4
Denmark
-
2.4
0.2
17.8
0.1
0.2
20.7
France
6.7
4.7
3.8
4.1
8.2
3.0
30.6
Germany
0.8
13.1
14.7
20.3
5.3
8.1
62.7
Hong Kong
2.0
64.9
5.7
33.2
0.7
1.0
107.4
India
0.4
2.7
0.4
2.5
2.4
0.3
8.7
Indonesia
1.3
3.2
6.7
57.3
0.8
12.7
82.6
Ireland
-
1.0
7.5
0.2
-
-
8.9
Italy
0.4
15.6
2.3
3.2
3.6
2.1
27.1
Japan
0.5
7.1
7.7
324.6
1.4
26.8
369.0
Korea, Republic of
-
4.6
0.5
465.7
0.8
6.1
478.1
Malaysia
-
7.9
1.0
(b)182.5
0.1
0.1
(b)191.6
Mexico
-
0.1
0.9
23.4
0.1
1.2
25.6
Netherlands
0.4
1.6
9.0
1.1
0.6
0.7
16.1
New Zealand
1.2
16.2
5.3
2.7
5.5
0.1
31.9
Philippines
0.1
0.9
0.3
31.3
0.1
-
32.6
Singapore
-
67.8
49.0
(b)30.8
0.5
0.2
(b)148.3
South Africa
0.1
1.7
0.2
11.4
0.3
-
13.8
Spain
-
2.2
0.3
0.5
0.5
0.5
3.9
Sweden
0.2
1.8
0.7
1.3
0.1
0.2
4.3
Switzerland
1.1
3.6
0.6
5.1
1.5
0.2
12.0
Taiwan
-
3.3
14.5
67.3
0.2
7.4
92.9
Thailand
-
5.1
5.9
(b)64.1
2.3
0.4
(b)79.0
Turkey
0.1
0.2
-
5.8
-
0.2
6.3
United Kingdom
21.7
321.8
56.7
14.2
45.7
2.3
462.5
United States of America
2.1
263.1
51.8
55.4
30.4
30.4
435.7
Other countries
3.1
9.4
8.0
26.4
49.7
2.4
99.2
Total
45.6
930.0
292.3
2 230.4
179.3
155.2
3 844.5

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) The descriptions of the ACLC groups shown have been abbreviated for space reasons.
(b) Excludes imports of certain size television receivers (these data are confidential).
ABS, International Trade, Australia: FASTTRACCS Service - Electronic Delivery, 2007 (cat. no. 5466.0).


Exports of cultural goods have increased since 1999-2000, with the value of exports in 2005-06 ($596m) being 55% higher than in 1999-2000. The product group showing the largest increase over this time was Books, magazines etc. which increased from $166m in 1999-2000 to $238m in 2005-06. Some of this increase may be due to inflation rather than increases in production. The value of Heritage services exports decreased over this time from $37m in 1999-2000 to $23m in 2005-06.

7.6 EXPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By product group(a) - 1999-2000 to 2005-06

1999-2000
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
ACLC product group
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Heritage services
36.7
33.5
32.6
18.8
27.2
29.9
23.2
Books, magazines etc.
165.9
174.8
214.7
244.6
248.9
253.2
237.6
Audio and video media
44.4
67.1
85.2
100.2
95.8
101.5
89.0
Radios, TVs, etc.
65.8
100.6
107.2
101.9
126.5
158.6
117.6
Exposed film and artistic works
63.6
98.9
95.3
100.2
103.2
79.4
117.1
Musical instruments etc.
8.3
7.7
8.7
10.4
9.6
10.4
11.1
Total
384.6
482.8
543.8
576.2
611.3
633.0
595.5

(a) The descriptions of the ACLC groups shown have been abbreviated for space reasons - see table 7.3 for full descriptions.
ABS, International Trade, Australia: FASTTRACCS Service - Electronic Delivery, 2007 (cat. no. 5466.0).


The value of imports of cultural goods increased by 34% between 1999-2000 and 2005-06. The growth varied by commodity - Radios, TVs, etc. increased by 59% over this period while the value of commodities in the product group Heritage services actually declined by 50%. This included antiques and botanical or zoological items.

7.7 IMPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By product group(a) - 1999-2000 and 2005-06

1999-2000
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
ACLC product group
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Heritage services
92.0
46.5
44.3
46.4
48.5
59.2
45.6
Books, magazines etc.
916.4
925.8
946.2
938.3
908.6
931.5
930.0
Audio and video media
217.9
210.3
221.2
326.9
292.6
280.9
292.3
Radios, TVs, etc.
1 400.0
1 717.6
1 719.7
1 790.8
1 840.8
1 927.5
2 230.4
Exposed film and artistic works
134.4
115.0
82.3
105.0
94.6
113.1
179.3
Musical instruments etc.
107.7
103.5
123.5
127.2
140.7
146.8
155.2
Total
2 878.9
3 130.3
3 146.6
3 345.4
3 336.6
3 470.4
3 844.5

(a) The descriptions of the ACLC groups shown have been abbreviated for space reasons - see table 7.3 for full descriptions.
ABS, International Trade, Australia: FASTTRACCS Service - Electronic Delivery, 2007 (cat. no. 5466.0).


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