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

During 2007-08, Australia received $287m in royalty credits for music, film, television programs and video tapes, from trade with other countries. The majority of credits (74% or $212m) were from OECD countries, while 26% ($75m) were from non-OECD countries. Australia received $84m in royalty credits for music, film, television programs and video tapes from New Zealand, $58m from the USA and $43m from the UK.

In the same period, Australia accrued royalty debits worth $1,211m for selected cultural trades, with the vast majority (93%) paid to OECD countries. In 2007-08, Australia paid $752m to the USA for music, film, television programs and video tape royalties, which equates to more than half (62%) of all cultural debits.

7.8 BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, Selected cultural services - Selected countries - 2007-08

UK
USA
New Zealand
Selected European members of the OECD(a)
Total OECD(b)
Total non-OECD
Total all countries

Credits
Royalties on film, TV programs, videos
Theatrical films
-
np
np
-
9
-
9
Television programs
np
np
30
16
82
47
129
Video tapes
1
-
np
-
np
np
5
Other (not separately identified)(c)
np
12
35
3
56
15
71
Total
37
23
70
19
152
63
215
Music royalties
6
36
14
np
np
np
72
Total credits
43
58
84
np
212
75
287
Debits
Royalties on film, TV programs, videos
Theatrical films
np
np
-
np
-65
-
-65
Television programs
-70
-339
-
-88
-499
-73
-572
Video tapes
np
-168
-
-80
np
np
-271
Other (not separately identified)(c)
np
-
-
np
np
np
-77
Total
-94
-582
-
-225
-902
-82
-984
Music royalties
-47
-171
-1
-
-219
-8
-227
Total debits
-141
-752
-1
-226
-1 122
-89
-1 211

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Includes the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Ireland.
(b) Includes Canada and Japan.
(c) Includes Multimedia royalties.
Source: ABS data available by request, International Trade in Services by Country, 2007-08.



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