Trade of culture products for 2010 to 2016, Nova Scotia

This page contains statistics on International trade of culture products across Nova Scotia. This information could help point you to a foreign market to sell your creative product as you look to expand your business abroad.

Image of a map of Nova Scotia with an arrow pointing in towards the map (representing culture imports) and an arrow pointing outwards from the map (representing culture exports).
Trade of Culture Products for 2010-2016, Nova Scotia: Text version

Culture imports

In 2016, imports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $395 million.

Total culture imports per year
Year Total culture imports (culture product)
2010 $333 million
2011 $344 million
2012 $338 million
2013 $363 million
2014 $382 million
2015 $407 million
2016 $395 million

The CraftsFootnote 2, Books and Multi sub-domains contributed the most to culture imports

Top 5 sub-domains – culture imports
Subdomain Culture imports in 2016
Crafts $101 million
Books $58 million
Multi sub-domain $40 million
Governance, funding and professional support $34 million
Film and video $24 million

Culture exports

In 2016, exports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $142 million.

Total culture exports per year
Year Total culture exports (culture product)
2010 $88 million
2011 $82 million
2012 $93 million
2013 $125 million
2014 $124 million
2015 $140 million
2016 $142 million

The Film and video, CraftsFootnote 2 and Governance, funding and professional support sub-domains contributed the most to culture exports.

Top 5 sub-domains – culture exports
Subdomain Culture imports in 2016
Film and video $35 million
Crafts $20 million
Governance, funding and professional support $18 million
Broadcasting $12 million
Education and training (culture) $11 million
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