In 2020, the number of sessions of live performances decreased 59.6%; less 76.8% tickets were sold; a decrease of 85.1% was recorded in the number of spectators and of 80.1% in tickets revenues, which corresponded to a decrease of €100.4 million compared to 2019.
In 2020, the museums lost 14.1 million visitors (minus 71.0% than in 2019), of which 8.3 million (-80.3%) were foreign visitors.
Cinema registered 3,8 million spectators and €20.6 million box office revenues, which corresponded to a decrease of 75.5% and 75.3%, respectively, compared to the previous year.
Newspapers, magazines, and other periodical publications decreased 19.3% in total circulation (minus 20.0% of sold copies and minus 17.4% of offered copies).
The Local government expenditure in cultural and creative activities was €470.5 million, following a decrease of 9.3% (less €48.5 million), when compared to 2019.
The cultural goods trade balance deficit decreased in 2020. Imports (€352.2 million) were higher than exports (€168.8 million) by €183.4 million. In 2019, the deficit had been €228.9 million.
The cultural participation through the internet kept, in 2020, the growing trend in the series started in 2016, with emphasis on the growing proportion of the population using the internet to watch online television (from 38.7% to 43.4%).
Cultural employment was estimated at 141.2 thousand people, 2.9% of total employment. The number of enterprises in the cultural and creative sector grew 7.1% in 2020.
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