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The Nordic statistics database on culture includes data on number of libraries, published books, cinemas, theatres, cultural employment and government expenditures for the culture sector.

Government expenditure on culture

General government expenditure on culture covers expenditures on cultural services such as recreation, sporting events, broadcasting and publishing services as well as religion and other community services. In relation to GDP, Iceland has the largest total expenditure.

Source: Nordic statistics database, CULT20

The figure displays total expenditure on culture, recreation and religion by country in percentage of GDP, by country and time.