4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (Second Edition)  
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TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS OVER TIME

The value of exports of cultural goods have increased since 2001-02 from $543.8m to $627.7m in 2007-08. The product group showing the largest percentage increase in value of exports over this time was Exposed photographic and cinematographic media, and artistic works which increased by 39% between 2001-02 and 2007-08. 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 $32.6m in 2001-02 to $17.4m in 2007-08, and Audio and video media decreased from $85.2m to $60.8m over the same period.

7.5 EXPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By product group - 2001-02 to 2007-08

2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
ACLC product group
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Heritage services
32.6
18.8
27.2
29.9
23.2
17.9
17.4
Books, magazines, newspapers and other printed matter
214.7
244.6
248.9
253.2
237.6
278.8
266.9
Audio and video media
85.2
100.2
95.8
101.5
89.0
81.4
60.8
Radio and television receivers and apparatus for sound or video recording or reproduction
107.2
101.9
126.5
158.6
117.6
125.1
140.1
Exposed photographic and cinematographic media, and artistic works
95.3
100.2
103.2
79.4
117.1
89.8
132.7
Musical instruments and other performing arts equipment
8.7
10.4
9.6
10.4
11.1
10.2
9.9
Total cultural goods
543.8
576.2
611.3
633.0
595.5
603.2
627.7

Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade, 2001-02 to 2007-08.


The value of imports of cultural goods increased by 15% between 2001-02 and 2007-08. The amount of growth varied by commodity. For example, the value of imports of Books, magazines, newspapers and other printed matter increased by 4% over this period, while the value of imports of Exposed photographic and cinematographic media, and artistic works more than doubled over the same period, from $91.7m in 2001-02 to $187.5m in 2007-08.

7.6 IMPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By product group - 2001-02 to 2007-08

2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
ACLC product group
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Heritage services
44.3
46.4
48.5
59.2
45.6
49.8
59.0
Books, magazines, newspapers and other printed matter
946.7
938.9
908.9
932.1
930.4
972.6
984.3
Audio and video media
221.2
326.9
292.6
280.9
292.3
255.4
252.8
Radio and television receivers and apparatus for sound or video recording or reproduction
1 719.7
1 790.8
1 840.8
1 927.5
2 230.4
2 226.2
1 976.3
Exposed photographic and cinematographic media, and artistic works
91.7
115.8
105.4
124.5
190.9
183.2
187.5
Musical instruments and other performing arts equipment
123.5
127.2
140.7
146.8
155.2
175.1
167.1
Total cultural goods
3 147.1
3 345.9
3 336.8
3 471.0
3 844.8
3 862.2
3 627.0

Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade, 2001-02 to 2007-08.






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