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Audiovisual trade

Value of Australian imports and exports of digital media, 1996/97–2005/06

After rising steadily to reach $65.3 million in 2004/05, the value of exports of audiovisual content on digital media fell by 14 per cent to $56 million in 2005/06. The value of audiovisual imports rose slightly in that time, from $199 million in 2004/05 to $213 million in 2005/06.

 

Graph: Value of imports and exports of various digital media 1996/97-2005/06. The following table provides the data.

 

  Exports ($m)2 Imports ($m)3
Data Audio Audiovisual Data Audio Audiovisual
1996/97 2.4 11.7 8.4 52.5 45.2 34.7
1997/98 2.6 13.0 8.6 85.9 46.4 146.2
1998/99 9.3 21.6 14.2 125.5 54.4 183.1
1999/00 9.0 29.1 13.3 161.0 56.6 155.9
2000/01 11.7 47.7 18.8 217.3 54.7 147.5
2001/02 17.0 56.9 27.0 197.8 56.1 156.8
2002/03 23.9 60.3 39.3 173.8 55.3 263.6
2003/04 25.8 47.5 47.5 227.8 56.8 228.1
2004/05 19.0 36.0 65.3 304.8 75.1 199.3
2005/06 24.0 32.9 56.0 393.9 72.2 213.4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), International Trade, FASTRACCS Service.

Notes:
1. ‘Digital media’ refers to disks for laser reading systems, including CDs, CD-ROMs and DVDs.
2. Free on board. The value of goods measured on a free-on-board (f.o.b.) basis includes all production and other costs incurred up until the goods are placed on board the international carrier for export.
3. Customs value.

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