Trade of culture products for 2010 to 2017, Ontario

This page contains statistics on International trade of culture products across Ontario. This information 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 2010-2017, Ontario. Text version below:
Trade of Culture Products for 2010-2017, Ontario: Text version

Culture imports

In 2017, imports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $10.5 billion.Footnote 2

Total culture imports per year
Year Total culture imports (culture products)
2010 $7.3 billion
2011 $7.3 billion
2012 $7.5 billion
2013 $8.7 billion
2014 $9.1 billion
2015 $10.0 billion
2016 $10.1 billion
2017 $10.5 billion

The Crafts, Film and video, and Multi sub-domain contributed the most to culture imports.

Top 5 subdomains – Culture imports
Subdomain Culture imports in 2017
CraftsFootnote 3 $3.1 billion
Film and video $1.1 billion
Multi $988.0 million
Performing arts $893.9 million
Books $752.6 million

Culture exports

In 2017, exports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $8.9 billion.Footnote 2

Total culture exports per year
Year Total culture exports (culture products)
2010 $6.5 billion
2011 $7.1 billion
2012 $6.6 billion
2013 $7.6 billion
2014 $7.6 billion
2015 $9.6 billion
2016 $10.2 billion
2017 $8.9 billion

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

Top 5 subdomains – Culture exports
Subdomain Culture exports in 2017
CraftsFootnote 3 $3.2 billion
Film and video $1.1 billion
Governance, funding and professional support $844.6 million
Interactive media $574.2 million
Multi sub-domain $468.1 million
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