COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Public spending on culture and the creative sectors has been on an upward trend between 2007 and 2014, with an increase in 2015 of 25% over 2014 figures.

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Malta/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.1 Aggregated indicators

In 2014 public cultural expenditure stood at EUR 32 million.[1] Total public expenditure on culture and the arts has been on an upward trend in the period between 2007 and 2014, after increasing considerably in 2005, possibly reflecting a different approach to the sector following EU membership. 2008 marked the reversal of a downward trend from 2005 to 2007, due mainly to a downward variation of expenditure in capital restoration projects (off-setting an increased level of EU funding for such projects during the same years).

Indicator 1: Public culture expenditure, at all levels of government, per capita in 2014 was EUR 75.

Indicator 2: % of GDP will be released in 2015.

Indicator 3: The share of cultural expenditure of the total public expenditure in 2014 was 0.93%.

(Recent developments affecting these indicators are outlined in chapter 6.2.3).

Table 6:    Cultural economic indicators, 2005-2014

 

(Actual Expenditure)

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Average population

405 006

407 810

410 290

413 609

413 609

GDP (in EUR 000s)

4 781 231

5 114 177

5 447 898

5 687 168

5 956 000

Total govt. expenditure (in EUR 000s)

2 263 526

2 335 365

2 333 593

2 535 281

2 577 200

Government expenditure on culture (in EUR)

13 600 897

15 359 580

13 390 605

16 314 267

17 766 962

Cultural expenditure/ total govt. expenditure

0.60%

0.66%

0.57%

0.64%

0.69%

Cultural expenditure/ GDP

0.28%

0.30%

0.25%

0.29%

0.30%

Cultural expenditure per capita (in EUR)

34

38

33

39

43

 

 

(Actual Expenditure)

(Approved Estimates)

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Average population

414 372

415 832

417 546

421 230

423 283

GDP (in EUR 000s)

6 326 600

6 583 800

6 803 100

7 050 000

tbc

Total govt. expenditure (in EUR 000s)

2 653 000

2 759 400

2 965 500

3 194 296

3 435 413

Government expenditure on culture (in EUR) 

17 194 177

19 300 711

26 045 920

27 026 868

31 824 000

Cultural expenditure/ total govt. expenditure

0.79%

0.70%

0.88%

0.85%

0.93%

Cultural expenditure/ GDP

0.39%

0.29%

0.38%

0.38%

tbc

Cultural expenditure per capita (in EUR)

55

46

62

64

75

Source:    Creative Economy Working Group.


Chapter published: 12-08-2015

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