International Connections

Australia imports more cultural goods and services than it exports

In 2008-09, Australia earned $747m through the provision of cultural goods ($584m) and cultural and recreational services ($163m) to the rest of the world. By comparison, in the same year Australia imported $3,259.9m of cultural goods and $1,329m of cultural and recreational services from overseas. [1]

[1] The ABS calculates data on Australia's international trade in services on a balance of payments basis. Please see explanatory note for ‘International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Financial Year’ (cat. no. 5368.0.55.003) for further details.