Author: Americans for the Arts
Publication Year: 2017
Media Type: Infographic
The arts have outperformed the overall United States Balance of Trade, increasing its surplus tenfold from 2006 to 2013, while the United States goods and services trade as a whole has registered a deficit every year over the same period.
The United States has exported more arts and cultural goods and services than it imported since 2006, including during the Great Recession. In 2013, the arts netted a $24.1-billion-dollar trade surplus.
Arts & Intersections: Economic Development