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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/07/2007  Reissue
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Contents >> 7.0 Cultural Trade - Introduction >> 7.1 Trade in Cultural Goods and Services

NOTE: Chapter 7 has been re-released on 06 July 2007 due to an adjustment of the values for cultural and recreational services and the corresponding totals and percentages in Table 7.1 'Trade in Cultural Goods and Services - 2005-06'.

TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS AND SERVICES


Australia continues to import more cultural goods and services than it exports overseas. In 2005-06, Australia earned $965m through the provision of cultural goods and cultural and recreational services to the rest of the world, around a quarter of the value of cultural goods and services it received from overseas ($5,048m).

7.1 TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS AND SERVICES - 2005-06

Cultural goods
Cultural and recreational services
Total

Value ($m)

Exports/credits
595
370
965
Imports/debits
3 844
1 204
5 048

PER CENT (%)

Exports/credits
62
38
100
Imports/debits
76
24
100

ABS, International Trade, Australia: FASTTRACCS Service - Electronic Delivery, 2007 (cat. no. 5466.0) and data available on request.



TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS

Exports of cultural goods in 2005-06 totalled $595m, or 0.4% of all goods exported out of Australia, while cultural imports totalled $3,844m, or 2.3% of all goods imported into Australia.

7.2 TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS - 2005-06

Cultural goods
All goods
Cultural goods as a percentage of all goods
$m
$m
%

Exports
595.5
152 492.3
0.4
Imports
3 844.5
167 503.0
2.3

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



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