Culture Satellite Account

The Culture Satellite Account (CSA) is an accounting framework created to better measure the economic importance of culture, arts, heritage and sport in the Canadian economy.

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The most recent data publications can be found on the Statistics Canada website:

For further information on the concepts behind the CSA, please refer to the Conceptual Framework for Culture Statistics 2011, the Classification Guide for the Canadian Framework for Culture Statistics 2011 and Satellite Accounting in Canada.

The CSA is developed by Statistics Canada with the support of a diverse group of partners referred to as the Culture Statistics Strategy Consortium, which consists of:

If you have technical questions related to the concepts, methods or data quality of the CSA, please contact Statistics Canada by phone at 1-800-263-1136; or email General enquiries and comments.

For Media Relations please call 613-951-4636; or email Statistics Canada's media hotline.

If you have questions regarding the partnership behind the Culture Statistics Strategy, please contact the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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National Culture Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs - Detailed Figures for Second Quarter of 2022

Infographic National Culture Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs - Detailed Figures for Second Quarter of 2022
Description of the infographic: National Culture Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs - Detailed Figures for Second Quarter of 2022

This infographic shows National Culture Indicators - Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and job numbers by domain and subdomain for the Second Quarter of 2022.

Heritage and Libraries
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Archives 5,821 287
Libraries 28,093 1,178
Culture Heritage 98,139 10,004
Natural Heritage 53,676 5,221
Total 185,729 16,691
Audio-Visual and Interactive Media
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Film and Video 1,233,057 89,028
Broadcasting 2,458,589 41,838
Interactive Media 2,383,054 64,177
Total 6,074,699 195,044
Sound Recording
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Music Publishing 41,556 2,296
Sound Recording 111,629 5,164
Total 153,185 7,460
Live Performance
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Performing Arts 696,784 63,094
Festivals and Celebrations 43,280 4,385
Total 740,063 67,479
Written and Published Works
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Books 267,483 9,186
Periodicals 220,969 8,100
Newspapers 370,752 19,875
Other Published Works 21,891 832
Collected Information 111,861 4,237
Multi 968,145 49,025
Total 1,961,101 91,256
Visual and Applied Arts
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Original Visual Art 51,015 2,329
Art Reproductions 12,354 923
Photography 236,379 13,249
Crafts 797,501 30,562
Advertising 636,932 29,759
Architecture 485,514 16,605
Design 1,174,106 64,472
Total 3,393,803 157,899
Transversal Domains
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Education and Training 1,036,050 55,304
Governance, Funding and Professional development 2,406,004 90,952
Multi 353,402 10,902

Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding

Source: Statistics Canada, 2022 Q2 estimates for National Culture Indicators, product perspective

Date: October 11, 2022

National Sport Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs Detailed Figures - Second Quarter of 2022

Infographic National Sport Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs - Detailed Figures for Second Quarter of 2022
Description of the infographic: National Sport Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs - Detailed Figures for Second Quarter of 2022

This infographic shows National Sport Indicators - Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and job numbers by domain and subdomain for the second quarter of 2022.

Sport
Sport Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Sport Jobs – Product Perspective
Organized Sport 499,879 40,448
Informal Sport 87,798 6,275
Education and Training 674,036 37,210
Governance, Funding and Professional development 402,066 10,809
Total 1,663,779 94,742

Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding

Source: Statistics Canada, 2022 Q2 estimates for National Culture Indicators, product perspective

Date: October 11, 2022

International Trade of Culture ProductsFootnote 1 for 2012-2020

Infographic of International Trade of Culture Products for 2012-2020
Description of the infographic: International Trade of Culture Products for 2012-2020, Canada

Image of a map of Canada with an arrow pointing in towards the map (representing culture imports) and an arrow pointing outwards from the map (representing culture exports).

Culture imports

In 2020, imports of culture products totaled $21.99 billion.Footnote 2

Total culture imports per year
Year Total culture imports (culture products)
2012 $16.70 billion
2014 $19.45 billion
2016 $19.92 billion
2018 $23.22 billion
2020 $21.99 billion

Canada imported the most culture products from the United States, European Union and China.

Top 5 countries – Culture imports
Country Culture imports in 2020
United States $14.3 billion
European Union $2.24 billion
China $1.05 billion
Mexico $626.9 million
United Kingdom $573.5 million

The Crafts, Broadcasting, and Design sub-domains contributed the most to culture imports.

Top 5 subdomains – Culture imports
Subdomain Culture imports in 2020
CraftsFootnote 3 $4.76 billion
Broadcasting $2.41 billion
Design $2.23 billion
Books $1.96 billion
Multi $1.71 billion

Culture exports

In 2020, exports of Canadian culture products totaled $19.43 billion.Footnote 2

Total culture exports per year
Year Total culture exports (culture products)
2012 $11.53 billion
2014 $13.56 billion
2016 $15.92 billion
2018 $18.86 billion
2020 $19.43 billion

Canada exported the largest amount of culture products to the United States, European Union, and China.

Top 5 countries – Culture exports
Country Culture exports in 2020
United States $13.09 billion
European Union $2.07 billion
China $1.05 billion
Germany $534.1 million
United Kingdom $486.8 million

The Film and video, Crafts, and Interactive media sub-domains contributed the most to culture exports.

Top 5 subdomains – Culture exports
Subdomain Culture exports in 2020
Film and video $5.08 billion
CraftsFootnote 3 $4.23 billion
Interactive media $2.21 billion
Design $2.07 billion
Governance, funding, and professional support $709.8 million

International Trade of Sport Products for 2012-2020

Infographic of International Trade of Sport Products for 2011-2020
Description of the infographic: Trade of Sport Products for 2012-2020, Canada

Image of a map of Canada with an arrow pointing in towards the map (representing sport imports) and an arrow pointing outwards from the map (representing sport exports).

Sport imports

In 2020, imports of sport productsFootnote 4 totaled $1.18 billion.

Total sport imports per year
Year Total sport imports (sport product)
2012 $2.72 billion
2014 $2.85 billion
2016 $2.62 billion
2018 $2.65 billion
2020 $1.18 billion

Canada imported the most sport products from the United States, European Union, and Mexico.

Top 5 Countries – Sport Imports
Country Sport imports in 2020
United States $577.8 million
European Union $105.1 million
Mexico $91.9 million
China $62.2 million
United Kingdom $29.7 million

The Organized sport sub-domain contributed the most to sport imports.

Top 3 subdomains – Sport imports
Subdomain Sport imports in 2020
Organized Sport $608 million
Governance, funding, and professional support $454.8 million
Education and training $112.2 million

Sport Exports

In 2020, exports of Canadian sport productsFootnote 4 $784.2 million.

Total sport exports per year
Year Total sport exports (sport product)
2012 $1.28 billion
2014 $1.44 billion
2016 $1.53 billion
2018 $1.65 billion
2020 $784.2 million

Canada exported the largest amount of sport products to the United States, China, and India.

Top 5 countries – Sport exports
Country Sport exports in 2020
United States $244.2 million
China $117.6 million
India $94.1 million
European Union $84.9 million
France $29 million

The Education and training sport subdomain contributed the most to sport exports.

Top 3 subdomains – Sport exports
Subdomain Sport exports in 2020
Education and training $348.5 million
Organized sport $277.5 million
Governance, funding, and professional support $158.1 million

Provincial/Territorial Culture Totals for 2020

Infographic Provincial/Territorial Culture Totals for 2020
Description of the infographic: Provincial/Territorial Culture Totals for 2020

Image of a map of Canada with lines connecting each province/territory to individual boxes. Boxes contain the name of the province/territory and the statistical information relating to the specific jurisdiction it points to.

Culture GDP in 2020 - In thousands of dollars – Product perspective Culture jobs in 2020 – Product perspective
Canada 55,549,683 600,553
Alberta 4,726,542 46,219
British Columbia 8,021,082 102,579
Manitoba 1,496,795 18,579
New Brunswick 576,445 7,421
Newfoundland and Labrador 421,639 4,330
Northwest Territories 77,662 631
Nova Scotia 904,189 11,335
Nunavut 61,863 332
Ontario 27,025,957 254,985
Prince Edward Island 120,833 1,581
Quebec 11,162,104 140,690
Saskatchewan 895,871 11,156
Yukon 58,170 712

Source: Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2020.

Date: June 2, 2022

Provincial/Territorial Sport Totals for 2020

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Description of the infographic: Provincial/Territorial Sport Totals for 2020

Image of a map of Canada with lines connecting each province/territory to individual boxes. Boxes contain the name of the province/territory and the statistical information relating to the specific jurisdiction it points to.

Sport GDP in 2020 - In thousands of dollars – Product perspective Sport jobs in 2020 – Product perspective
Canada 5,322,434 80,586
Alberta 658,514 9,520
British Columbia 957,196 14,558
Manitoba 229,461 3,361
New Brunswick 78,314 1,064
Newfoundland and Labrador 59,299 787
Northwest Territories 9,446 79
Nova Scotia 140,288 2,282
Nunavut 8,753 71
Ontario 2,199,285 33,355
Prince Edward Island 24,441 343
Quebec 737,136 12,372
Saskatchewan 213,238 2,715
Yukon 6,694 76

Source: Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2020.

Date: June 2, 2022

Culture Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2020

Infographic of Culture Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2020
Description of the infographic: Culture Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2020

This infographic shows culture Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and job numbers by domain and subdomain for 2020.

Heritage and Libraries
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Archives 19,905 251
Libraries 95,185 1,025
Culture heritage 348,196 8,883
Natural heritage 148,720 3,877
Total 612,005 14,035
Audio-Visual and Interactive Media
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Film and video 3,875,881 64,461
Broadcasting 8,699,277 40,575
Interactive media 8,017,717 53,969
Total 20,592,875 159,006
Sound Recording
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Music publishing 138,675 1,889
Sound recording 398,964 4,661
Total 537,640 6,550
Written and Published Works
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Books 972,142 8,815
Periodicals 861,066 8,441
Newspaper 1,487,726 20,375
Other published works 81,029 807
Collected information 421,386 4,299
Multi 3,710,113 48,669
Total 7,533,462 91,405
Visual and Applied Arts
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Original visual art 159,522 1,853
Art reproductions 41,667 793
Photography 797,299 11,455
Crafts 2,505,877 28,072
Advertising 2,136,437 25,859
Architecture 1,696,980 15,144
Design 3,774,323 52,811
Total 11,112,104 135,988
Live Performance
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Performing arts 1,945,317 50,124
Festivals and celebrations 123,095 3,266
Total 2,068,412 53,390
Other
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Education and training 3,560,828 49,361
Governance, funding and professional support 8,364,951 81,349
Multi 1,167,406 9,468

Source: Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2020

Date: June 2, 2022

Sport Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2020

Infographic of Sport Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2020
Description of the infographic: Sport Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2020

This infographic shows sport Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and job numbers by domain and subdomain for 2020.

Sport
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Organized sport 1,292,231 31,715
Informal sport 324,215 5,670
Education and training 2,301,082 33,181
Governance, funding and professional support 1,404,905 10,021
Total 5,322,434 80,586

Source: Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2020.

Date: June 2, 2022

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