In 2007-08, Australia exported $266.9m of Books, magazines, newspapers and other printed matter. This was 43% of Australia's total value of exports of cultural goods.
The largest cultural product group imported in 2007-08 was Radio and television receivers and apparatus for sound or video recording or reproduction which accounted for 54% ($1,976.3m) of cultural goods imported by Australia.
7.2 TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS, By product group - 2007-08
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 |
|Total cultural goods |
|Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade, 2007-08. |