COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Portugal/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.3 Sector breakdown

Table 5:     Direct state cultural expenditure by sector, in million EUR, 2008-2009*

Domain

Direct expenditure
(Ministry of Culture budget)

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Cultural Heritage

109.4

92.7

86.2

83.1

82.2

Archives and Libraries

35.0

32.2

28.3

29.7

29.4

Visual and Performing Arts

79.9

86.5

83.8

86.8

47.4

Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia

25.2

22.3

21.6

20.1

20.6

Socio-cultural Activities

35.6

26.8

22.7

26.8

33.1

TOTAL

285.1

260.5

242.6

246.5

212.7

Source(s): Ministry of Culture / Secretaria Geral.
*                 See also  chapter 3.1.

Figure 5 illustrates the evolution of local authority expenditure by cultural sub domain. Over this period, expenditures increased in all cultural domains (despite since 2005 the downward trend in the expenditure on Cultural Equipment), especially those related with Cultural heritage and Books and Press.

Figure 5:    Local authority expenditure by cultural sub domain, in thousand EUR, 2000-2009

Source:      OAC from INE, Estatísticas da Cultura, Desporto e Recreio (http://www.ine.pt/).
Chapter published: 13-07-2011

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