International Connections

The value of art-related goods exports has been declining

The export of arts-related goods declined by 21 percent from 2005-06 to 2009-10. In particular, exports to the UK and USA have decreased, while the value of exports to China, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Canada has increased slightly since 2005-06.

New Zealand is our primary export market for arts-related products, including books, magazines, audio and video media, exposed photographic and cinematographic media and artistic works, and musical instruments.