Education, Culture and Sports in Lithuania
(edition 2020)

Economic indicators in culture

 

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With the view of ensuring comparability of the EU statistics on culture and taking into account the specificities of cultural sector, in 2012, the European statistics experts working group prepared recommendations for statistics on culture. Following these recommendations, Statistics Lithuania has assessed and publishes the country’s economic indicators on the culture sector: the value added generated in the cultural sector, output and employed population in the cultural sector.

In 2017, the gross value added generated in the cultural sector amounted to EUR 833.5 million, or 2.2 per cent of the country’s gross value added. Compared to 2016, the value added generated in the cultural sector increased by EUR 41.6 million, or 5 per cent.

 

Main economic indicators of cultural sector

 

Cultural sector, total

Compared to respective country’s totals, per cent

2016**

2017*

2016**

2017*

Culture related production, EUR million

1,310.7

1,486.3

2.0

2.1

Culture related value added, EUR million

791.9

833.5

2.3

2.2

Culture related total employment, thousand

45.1

48.9

3.3

3.6

* Provisional data.
** Revised data.

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

The major share of the value added in the cultural sector was created in libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities (16.7 per cent), printing and reproduction of recorded media (14.1 per cent), creative, arts and entertainment activities (12.3 per cent).

In 2017, against 2016, the output recorded in the cultural sector increased by 13.4 per cent and amounted to EUR 1.5 billion at current prices. The major share of output was produced in information and communication (EUR 366.3 million), arts and entertainment (EUR 363.6 million) activities. In 2017, the cultural sector employed almost 48.8 thousand persons.

The employed population in the cultural sector is estimated based on the ratio of the value added to the country’s value added.

 

Structure of the value added in the cultural sector by field of culture, 2017

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Heritage, archives, libraries17 per centHeritage, archives, libraries17 per centBooks and the press13 per centBooks and the press13 per centVisual arts9 per centVisual arts9 per centPerformance arts9 per centPerformance arts9 per centAudiovisual and multimedia12 per centAudiovisual and multimedia12 per centArchitecture8 per centArchitecture8 per centAdvertising1 per centAdvertising1 per centCultural education7 per centCultural education7 per centOther24 per centOther24 per cent

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Output structure of cultural sector by activity, 2017

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Printing and service activities related to printing14 per centPrinting and service activities related to printing14 per centWholesale and retail trade3 per centWholesale and retail trade3 per centPublishing activities9 per centPublishing activities9 per centMotion picture, video and television programme production, soundrecording and music publishing activities7 per centMotion picture, video and television programme production, soundrecording and music publishing activities7 per centProgramming and broadcasting activities9 per centProgramming and broadcasting activities9 per centArchitectural and engineering activities, technical testing and analysis7 per centArchitectural and engineering activities, technical testing and analysis7 per centEducation17 per centEducation17 per centAdvertising and market research1 per centAdvertising and market research1 per centOther professional scientific and technical activities7 per centOther professional scientific and technical activities7 per centCreative arts and entertainment activities12 per centCreative arts and entertainment activities12 per centLibraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities13 per centLibraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities13 per centOther activities1 per centOther activities1 per cent

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Average consumption expenditure per capita per month
EUR 

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¹ Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Panevėžys.
² Children are all persons under 18 and economically inactive (not working and not actively looking for a job) persons aged 18–24 living with at least one of the parents (or persons equated to parents). An adult is any person not attributed to children.

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators