Overseas trade in goods and services may have an impact on Australian culture that extends well beyond its economic significance. The imports of items such as films, music and books may influence how Australians think and act in a variety of ways.
The range of cultural goods and services included in the following tables is based on the product classification of the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications (ACLC) (cat. no. 4902.0).
This chapter focusses on 2009-10 data for exports and imports of cultural goods and 2008-09 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.