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Spending on the arts increased by 7 percent between 2003-04 and 2009-10, creating more commercial opportunities for the arts

Spending on the arts increased by 7 percent between 2003-04 and 2009-10, after adjusting for inflation.

Spending associated with attending the arts grew the fastest, but still represents the smallest component of spending.

Looking at individual categories, the highest growth rates occurred in music concert fees and charges, paintings, carvings and sculptures, and portable music players.

Spending on musical instruments and accessories, CD players and pre-recorded compact discs and records (audio) decreased over the period.