Cultural diversity

Publications and Studies

“Les échanges culturels de la France” (“France’s Cultural Exchanges”) (Culture chiffres Collection, 2007.4), by François Rouet – September 2007

The studies, forecasting, and statistical branch (DEPS) of the French ministry of culture and communication announced the release of “Les échanges culturels de la France” (France’s Cultural Exchanges) by François Rouet. The study is part of its Culture chiffres (Cultural Statistics) collection.

The study notes that “France’s international cultural exchanges are reliant on the free movement of goods, the development of which can be followed over the long term using customs data supplied by the Directorate General of Customs and Indirect Taxation.” DEPS states that this issue of Culture chiffres analyzes the “cultural trade balance,” with breakdowns and balances for six fields: books, press, sound and video recording, sheet music, musical instruments, and art works and objects.

You can download the study (in French) at