Global Intellectual Property Center

Arts and Cultural Production Account for 3.2% ($504 Billion) of Gross Domestic Product

Arts and Cultural Production Account for 3.2% ($504 Billion) of Gross Domestic Product

The Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts estimated that 3.2 percent ‐‐ or $504 billion ‐‐ of current‐dollar GDP in 2011 was attributable to arts and culture, more than that of the travel and tourism industry which is valued at 2.8% of GDP.  Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis,  December 2013.