Trade of Culture and Sport Products (TCSP), 2019
The Trade of Culture and Sport Products (TCSP) are timely estimates of the international and inter-provincial trade of culture and sport goods and services made possible through a joint initiative of Statistics Canada and a number of partners, including the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, and others.
The TSCP is an extension of the Culture Satellite Account (CSA), an accounting framework developed to measure the economic importance of culture (including arts and heritage), and sport to the Canadian economy.
MethodsData are extracted from administrative files and derived from other Statistics Canada surveys and other sources.
Key highlights from the Trade of Culture and Sports Products, 2019, released in September 2021 include:
- Canada exported $18.7 billion in culture products in 2019, up 4.2% from the previous year.
- This growth was primarily driven by design (+8.8%) and crafts (+7.1 %).
- Meanwhile, Canadians imported 2.8% more culture products in 2019, for a total of $22.3 billion.
- Culture products accounted for 2.5% of all goods and services exports, and 2.9% of total imports.
- The United States has remained Canada’s largest trading partner for culture products, representing 57.9% of exports and 61.7% of imports, in 2019.
- The second most notable trading partner was the European Union, with 12.5% of exports and 10.6% of imports.
Source: Canadian Heritage
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).
Source: Statistics Canada, Trade of Culture and Sports Products, 2019. Date: September 28, 2021.
In 2018, imports of culture products1 totaled $21.8 billion.
|Year||Total culture imports (culture product)|
Canada imported the most culture products from the United States, China and Mexico.
|Country||Culture imports in 2019|
|United States||$13.98 billion|
|United Kingdom||$523.0 million|
The Crafts3, Books, and Film and video sub-domains contributed the most to culture imports.
|Subdomain||Culture imports in 2019|
|Film and Video||$1.94 billion|
|Performing arts||$1.82 billion|
In 2019, exports of Canadian culture products1 totaled $18.73 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 2019|
|United States||$11.08 billion|
|United Kingdom||$657.3 million|
|Hong Kong||$508.1 million|
|Subdomain||Culture exports in 2019|
|Film and Video
|Interactive media||$1.67 billion|
|Performing arts||$1.10 billion|
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