TRADE IN CULTURAL GOODS AND SERVICES
Australia continues to import more cultural goods and services than it exports overseas. In 2007-08, Australia earned $915m through the provision of cultural goods ($628m) and cultural and recreational services ($287m) to the rest of the world. By comparison Australia imported $3,548.2m of cultural goods and $1,211m of cultural and recreational services from overseas.
Note that the remainder of this chapter focusses on 2008-09 data for exports and imports of cultural goods and 2007-08 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.