Households spent 771 146 HUF in 2009 (0.7% decrease compared to 2008), of which 4.1% went to culture which increased by the next years as it is shown on Table 8.
Table 7: Household expenditure for private cultural participation and consumption, by domains, in HUF, per capita, 2010 and 2011
|Items (field / domain)||Household expenditure for culture||% share of total household expenditure|
|News, journals||4 053||4 222||0.52%||0.51%|
|Cultural services (cinemas, theatres, museums, etc.)||15 069||14 243||1.92%||1.74%|
|Cultural tourism||14 494||14 463||1.85%||1.76%|
|TOTAL||59 761||58 990||7.62%||7.20%|
Some of the time series data reflect the breaks and turbulences attached to the change of regime in the early 1990s: fall in the numbers of libraries, published books, films exhibited, cinemas, theatres and their audiences, visits to museums etc.
Some of these managed to considerably regain vigour around the millennium and have kept that level (book titles, films exhibited, museums and their visitors), or again fell back somewhat in recent years (cinemas and cinema-goers), others are on the rise (theatre life). Library lending shows a fairly regular trend over more than a decade, showing a slightly downward slope.