4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2010  
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TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS OVER TIME

The value of exports of cultural goods decreased by 7.6% in 2009-10 to $539.8m from $584.4m in 2008-09. Exports fell across all product groups, with the value of exposed photographic and cinematographic media and artistic works falling the most ($13.6m) from 2008-09 to 2009-10, followed by audio and video media exports ($10.8m).

The value of exports of cultural goods has fluctuated since 2003-04, however the value of exports of heritage services has continued to fall since 2004-05, decreasing by 60% from $29.9m in 2004-05 to $11.9m in 2009-10.

7.5 Exports of Cultural Goods(a), By product group - 2003-04 to 2009-10

2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
ACLC product group
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Heritage services
27.2
29.9
23.2
17.9
17.4
12.0
11.9
Books, magazines, etc.
248.9
253.2
237.6
278.8
266.8
259.5
249.9
Audio and video media
95.8
101.5
89.0
81.4
60.8
70.8
61.0
Radio and television receivers etc.
126.5
158.6
117.6
125.1
140.1
135.5
124.7
Exposed film media and artistic works
103.2
79.4
117.1
89.8
132.6
95.4
81.8
Musical instruments etc.
9.6
10.4
11.1
10.2
9.9
11.1
10.6
Total cultural goods
611.3
633.0
595.5
603.2
627.5
584.4
539.8

(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, 2009-10.



The value of imports of cultural goods decreased by 25% in 2009-10 to $2,436.6m from $3,259.9m in 2008-09. The decline was primarily in radio and television receivers and apparatus for sound or video recording or reproduction (down 35% to $1,003.1m) and in audio and video media (down 26% to $197.4m).

The value of imports of cultural goods has decreased at an accelerated rate from 2006-07. Between 2006-07 and 2007-08, the value of imports fell 6%; between 2007-08 and 2008-09 by 10% and between 2008-09 and 2009-10 by 25%. This has seen an overall decrease of 37% in the value of imports of cultural goods since 2006-07 from $3,862.2m to $2,436.6m in 2009-10.

7.6 Imports of Cultural Goods(a), By product group - 2003-04 to 2009-10

2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
ACLC product group
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Heritage services
48.5
59.2
45.6
49.8
59.0
50.5
43.1
Books, magazines, etc.
908.9
932.1
930.4
972.6
984.3
1 054.4
907.4
Audio and video media
292.6
280.9
292.3
255.4
252.8
267.4
197.4
Radio and television receivers etc.
1 840.8
1 927.5
2 230.4
2 226.2
1 976.3
1 549.5
1 003.1
Exposed film media and artistic works
105.4
124.5
190.9
183.2
187.4
170.5
132.0
Musical instruments etc.
140.7
146.8
155.2
175.1
167.1
167.7
153.6
Total cultural goods
3 336.8
3 471.0
3 844.8
3 862.2
3 626.9
3 259.9
2 436.6

(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, 2009-10.






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