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Culture Satellite Account data
Statistics on the trade of culture and sport products (2010-2016) are now available and could help point you to a foreign market to sell your creative product as you look to expand your business abroad.
Trade of culture products for 2010 to 2016, Canada
Trade of Culture Products for 2010-2016, Canada: Text version
In 2016, imports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $20.8 billion.
|Year||Total culture imports (culture product)|
Canada imported the most culture products from the United States, China and Mexico.
|Country||Culture imports in 2016|
|United States||$13.6 billion|
|United Kingdom||$567 million|
The CraftsFootnote 2, Books, and Performing arts sub-domains contributed the most to culture imports.
|Subdomain||Culture imports in 2016|
|Performing arts||$1.8 billion|
|Film and video||$1.4 billion|
In 2016, exports of Canadian culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $16.0 billion.
|Year||Total culture exports (culture product)|
Canada exported the largest amount of culture products to the United States, China, and the United Kingdom.
|Country||Culture exports in 2016|
|United States||$10.1 billion|
|United Kingdom||$524 million|
The CraftsFootnote 2, Film and video, and Governance, funding and professional support sub-domains contributed the most to culture exports.
|Subdomain||Culture exports in 2016|
|Film and video||$2.1 billion|
|Governance, funding and professional support||$1.3 billion|
|Interactive media||$1.1 billion|
|Performing arts||$937 million|
Please select from the following list to view market data statistics organized by province:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nova Scotia
- Northwest Territories
- Prince Edward Island
The Trade Commissioners' Service (TCS) offers a range of market reports relating to specific industries and markets. The following reports for the arts and cultural industries are available through the TCS:
A Snapshot of China's Creative Industries
Animation Market in France
Film Funding in France: How it Works
Music Market in France
Television Financing in France: How it Works
Book Market in Germany
Film and Television Market in Germany
Performing Arts in Germany
VR/AR Market in Germany
Creative Industries in Ireland
Arts and Cultural Industries
South African Cultural and Creative Industries Mapping: Introduction
South African Film and Media Sector Mapping
Audio-visual trends in Canada and abroad
The Canada Media Fund's International Market Series examines various export markets from a geographical perspective to identify opportunities for Canadian creators interested in entering new markets, including China, India, Mexico, Africa, South Korea, South America and South Africa.
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