4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2009  
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CULTURAL TRADE BY COUNTRY

During 2008-09, a large percentage (43%) of Australia's cultural exports went to New Zealand ($251.4m), with significant quantities also going to the United States of America ($86.1m) and the United Kingdom ($46.1m).

7.3 EXPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By country and product group - 2008-09

ACLC product group(a)
Heritage services
Books, magazines, etc.
Audio and video media
Radio and television receivers etc.
Exposed film media and artistic works
Musical instruments
Total cultural goods
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Canada
0.1
4.0
0.2
1.1
0.7
0.2
6.3
China
0.2
1.5
3.6
4.8
0.7
0.1
10.9
Fiji
-
1.3
0.9
1.1
0.1
-
3.6
Germany
0.2
0.4
0.4
2.2
5.3
0.6
9.1
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
0.4
4.2
3.5
25.4
6.0
0.1
39.7
Japan
-
1.2
1.4
6.2
3.4
0.4
12.6
Korea, Republic of
-
0.7
1.3
1.4
3.1
-
6.6
Malaysia
-
3.0
1.2
2.4
0.8
-
7.4
Netherlands
-
0.1
0.5
1.7
0.4
0.2
2.9
New Zealand
0.5
183.4
33.3
23.1
7.6
3.7
251.4
Papua New Guinea
-
6.3
0.2
1.3
-
0.1
7.9
Singapore
0.1
10.8
4.8
6.3
3.0
0.2
25.1
South Africa
-
3.9
0.6
1.1
0.4
-
5.9
Taiwan
-
0.5
0.9
0.6
1.0
0.1
3.1
Thailand
-
1.8
0.4
1.4
0.1
-
3.8
United Kingdom
4.2
12.6
0.7
8.9
18.7
0.9
46.1
United States of America
5.3
13.3
11.9
21.4
32.3
1.8
86.1
Other countries
0.9
10.6
5.3
25.5
11.9
2.5
56.6
Total all countries
12.0
259.7
71.0
135.9
95.5
11.1
585.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) The descriptions of the ACLC product groups shown have been abbreviated for space reasons. See table 7.2 for the full descriptions.
Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade, 2008-09.


Australia imported $885.9m of cultural goods from China in 2008-09, with the bulk of this (68%) comprising Radio and television receivers and apparatus for sound or video recording or reproduction. Imports from Malaysia totalled $584.7m, while imports from the United States of America totalled $478.7m and from the United Kingdom totalled $444.9m.

7.4 IMPORTS OF CULTURAL GOODS, By country and product group - 2008-09

ACLC PRODUCT GROUP(a)
Heritage services
Books, magazines, etc.
Audio and video media
Radio and television receivers etc.
Exposed film media and artistic works
Musical instruments etc.
Total cultural goods
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Austria
-
-
16.5
0.1
0.2
0.6
17.4
Canada
-
3.7
0.4
1.9
0.1
0.4
6.5
China
3.3
167.5
31.9
605.1
28.6
49.5
885.9
Denmark
-
0.3
-
5.3
-
0.1
5.7
France
5.0
3.8
2.2
4.2
19.6
2.3
37.1
Germany
0.8
11.2
12.4
7.8
1.1
5.9
39.2
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
0.8
69.5
2.7
11.5
0.7
0.8
86.0
India
0.1
1.7
0.2
2.1
2.1
0.1
6.3
Indonesia
1.1
2.3
0.6
34.7
1.5
14.3
54.5
Ireland
-
-
0.2
0.1
-
-
0.3
Italy
0.8
6.7
4.0
2.7
1.4
1.0
16.6
Japan
5.4
8.3
43.1
58.9
3.4
32.7
151.8
Korea, Republic of
-
5.7
0.4
22.0
2.7
1.6
32.4
Malaysia
-
9.1
1.4
574.2
-
-
584.7
Mexico
-
1.9
-
17.4
-
1.1
20.4
Netherlands
0.1
1.1
4.7
1.6
3.2
1.0
11.7
New Zealand
-
18.0
2.9
0.3
2.7
-
23.9
Philippines
-
-
-
27.0
-
-
27.0
Singapore
0.1
78.3
24.4
15.1
-
-
117.9
South Africa
-
1.0
0.1
0.2
2.2
-
3.5
Spain
-
2.6
0.2
-
0.4
0.4
3.6
Sweden
0.1
1.7
2.1
1.2
0.1
0.6
5.8
Switzerland
0.3
4.8
0.4
0.2
0.3
0.4
6.4
Taiwan
-
2.7
8.2
7.7
0.4
4.2
23.2
Thailand
-
5.2
1.5
24.0
6.4
0.3
37.4
Turkey
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
United Kingdom
19.0
324.7
54.3
13.6
32.4
0.9
444.9
United States of America
2.9
286.9
41.4
82.9
33.5
31.1
478.7
Other countries
6.7
12.6
6.3
4.8
17.1
1.5
49.0
Total all countries
46.5
1 031.3
262.5
1 526.6
160.1
150.8
3 177.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) The descriptions of the ACLC groups shown have been abbreviated for space reasons. See table 7.2 for the full descriptions.
Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade, 2008-09.






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