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Georgia/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.1 Aggregated indicators

Table 9:        Public cultural expenditure per capita in Georgia, in GEL, 2000-2010

Year

State
expenditure

GDP

% of GDP

Population

Expenditure per capita

2000

29 482 900

6 015 500 000

0.50

4 435 200

6.64

2001

29 435 600

6 647 100 000

0.44

4 401 400

6.68

2002

39 815 500

7 459 400 000

0.52

4 371 535

9.10

2003

41 453 500

8 564 700 000

0.46

4 342 600

9.54

2004

69 067 900

9 969 800 000

0.69

4 315 200

16.00

2005

73 877 600

11 620 900 000

0.63

4 289 100

17.22

2006

123 888 600

13 789 900 000

0.5

4 401 300

15.6

2007

112 502 500

16 998 600 000

0.66

4 401 300

20.5

2008

77 843 900

19 736 700 000

0.40

4 401 300

17.68

2009

106 672 900

23 666 200 000

0.45

4 401 300

24.9

2010

96 583 700

28 118 900 000

0.34

4 401 300

21.9

Source:    Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.
*              The data for 2000-2003 has been calculated for culture only, since 2004-2007 – for culture, sports and youth affairs.

In comparison to other European countries, public culture expenditure per capita in Georgia is very low: GEL 21.9 (or 8.7 EUR) in 2010, respectively, to 0.46 % of the GDP in 2010; GEL 17.22 (or 7.8 EUR) in 2005 against GEL 16 in 2004, and corresponded, respectively, to 0.63 % of the GDP in 2005 and to 0.69 % in 2004. An increase in per capita spending is related to the general growth of GDP in 2005.

Table 10:  Public cultural expenditure per capita in Georgia: Ministry of Culture, in GEL, 2000-2012

Year

Expenditure

GDP

% of GDP

Population

Expenditure per capita

2000

7 527 000

6 015 500 000

0.13

4 435 200

1.70

2001

7 882 700

6 647 100 000

0.12

4 401 400

1.79

2002

11 483 400

7 459 400 000

0.15

4 371 535

2.63

2003

9 732 300

8 564 700 000

0.11

4 342 600

2.24

2004

28 906 700

9 969 800 000

0.29

4 315 200

6.70

2005

32 554 400

11 620 900 000

0.28

4 289 100

7.59

2006

53 948 400

13 789 900 000

0.5

4 401 300

12.25

2007

77 113 700

16 998 600 000

0.4

4 401 300

12.22

2008

48 765 200

19 736 700 000

0.5

4 401 300

17.90

2009

64 028 800

23 666 200 000

0.4

4 401 300

16.95

2010

77 025 000

28 118 900 000

0.3

4 401 300

15.90

2011

84 000 000

33 104 000 000

0.3

4 401 300

19.08

2012

91 000 000

38 433 800 000

0.2

4 401 300

20.67

Source:    Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.
*              In 2000-2003: Ministry of Culture. From 2004-2010: Ministry of Culture, Monument Protection and Sports. Since 2010: Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.

Table 11:  Public cultural expenditure per capita in Georgia: Local authorities, in GEL, 2000-2007

Year

Culture expenditure

Share of total

2000

21 955 900

6.8

2001

21 552 900

5.3

2002

28 332 100

6.3

2003

31 721 200

6.3

2004

40 161 200

5.9

2005

41 323 200

5.4

2006

69 940 200

0.5

2007

35 388 800

0.5

Source:    Ministry of Finance.


Chapter published: 26-01-2016

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