Figures on cultural consumption are taken from a specific exploitation from the Household Budget Survey Base 2006, produced by the Ministry of Culture and Sport. Due to changes in methodology, at present, trend analysis is not feasible.
Table 5: Household cultural expenditure by expenditure purpose, 2017
|Items (Field/Domain)||Household expenditure (in million EUR and percentages)||Average per capita expenditure (EUR)|
|I. Books and Press||2 687.9||20.2||58.3|
|II. Cultural Services||2 333.7||17.5||50.6|
|Cinema, theatre and others||1 678.6||12.6||36.4|
|Museums, libraries, parks and similar||301.6||2.3||6.5|
|Photographic services and other||353.5||2.7||7.7|
|III. Audiovisual equipment and accessories||1 913.9||14.4||41.5|
|Support for recording image, sound and data||452.5||3.4||9.8|
|Audiovisual equipment and accessories||1 345.4||10.1||29.2|
|IV. Subscriptions of television, information processing and Internet||6 362.8||47.8||138.1|
|Rental and subscriptions of radio and television||208.7||1.6||4.5|
|Subscriptions of radio and television||197.1||1.5||4.3|
|Rental of cultural equipment and accessories||11.6||0.1||0.3|
|Information processing and Internet||6 154.1||46.3||133.6|
|Information processing equipment||1 269.9||9.5||27.6|
|Mobile devices||1 562.5||11.7||33.9|
|Mobile and Internet services||3 321.7||25.0||72.1|
Source: Specific exploitation of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport from the Household Budget Survey
2006 Base of the National Statistics Institute.
In 2017, Spanish households spent EUR 13 298.4 million on cultural goods and services, which represents 2.5% of a households’ total expenditure on goods and services. The amount of money spent by Spanish households on cultural goods and services decreased with 5,7% compared to 2016.
Cultural spending amounted to EUR 288.6 per
capita in 2017. By categories, home-based activities dominated cultural
spending, especially home entertainment (EUR 179.6 per capita) and reading (EUR
58.3), which together accounted for 82.5% of cultural spending. In the home
entertainment category, Internet related services (EUR 72.1 per capita) ranked
highest, followed by mobile devices (EUR 33.9), expenditure on audiovisual
equipment (EUR 29.2) and on computers (EUR 27.6). Other cultural spending
categories include attendance at cultural events such as cinema, theatre, opera
and dance, which accounted for 14.9% (EUR 42.9) of cultural spending.
 Data on the specific exploitation of the Ministry of Culture and Sport from the Household Budget Survey 2006 Base can be found in the Cultural Statistical Yearbook: https://www.mecd.gob.es/servicios-al-ciudadano/estadisticas/cultura/mc/naec/portada.html.
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