TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS AND SERVICES
Australia continues to import more cultural goods and services than it exports overseas. In 2006-07, Australia earned $901m through the provision of cultural goods ($603m) and cultural and recreational services ($298m) to the rest of the world. By comparison Australia imported $3,862m of cultural goods and $1,221m of cultural and recreational services from overseas.
Note that the remainder of this chapter focusses on 2007-08 data for exports and imports of cultural goods and 2006-07 data for exports and imports of cultural and recreational services, as these were the latest figures available at the time of release of this publication.