4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (Second Edition)  
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COMMODITIES TRADED

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

Imports
Exports
Excess of imports over exports
ACLC product group
$m
$m
$m

Heritage services
59.0
17.4
41.7
Books, magazines, newspapers and other printed matter
984.3
266.9
717.5
Audio and video media
252.8
60.8
192.0
Radio and television receivers and apparatus for sound or video recording or reproduction
1 976.3
140.1
1 836.2
Exposed photographic and cinematographic media, and artistic works
187.5
132.7
54.8
Musical instruments and other performing arts equipment
167.1
9.9
157.2
Total cultural goods
3 627.0
627.7
2 999.3

Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade, 2007-08.






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