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Une plateforme pour collecter et comparer les statistiques culturelles au niveau mondial
Cadre pour les statistiques culturelles
Measuring Diversity
Mesurer la diversité
Statistiques sur le cinema
Cinema Statistics
Framework for Cultural Statistics
Un nouveau cadre pour les statistiques culturelles
A roadmap for cultural statistics
New release of cinema data
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Cultural Employment
Emploi culturel
Event: Measuring the economic contribution of culture
Launch of the 2012 Cinema Survey
Lancement de l’enquête de 2012 sur les statistiques de films de long métrage
Measuring the economic contribution of cultural industries
Measuring cultural participation
Mesure de la contribution économique des industries culturelles
Feature Film Diversity
La diversité des films de long métrage
la mesure de la participation culturelle
Cinema Data Release 2013
Analyse de données sur le cinéma 2013
Pilot survey on cultural employment statistics
Enquête pilote sur les statistiques de l’emploi culturel
collecte de données sur les films de long métrage
cultural employment metadata survey
Enquête sur les métadonnées portant sur l’emploi culturel
Measuring women’s contribution to culture
Mesurer la contribution des femmes à la culture
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A platform to collect and compare cultural statistics globally 


The UIS has developed a new framework for cultural statistics based on consultations with experts and policymakers from around the world. It was specifically designed to help countries at all stages of development create their own surveys to track the flows of their cultural goods and services. 



Our goal is to lay the foundation for new surveys and indicators to measure the socio-economic impact of culture and the diversity of expressions. The UIS is currently collecting statistics related to the film industry in its Member States. At the same time, we are developing methodologies to measure key issues, such as cultural participation, which encompasses a wide range of activities, including a visit to a national heritage site, learning to play a musical instrument or involvement in a traditional festival.

 What's New?

Festival statistics handbook
The third in a series of cultural statistics handbooks, this publication sets out major areas of research and practice in the measurement of festivals to help organizers and national authorities to evaluate the economic impacts of these events.
Measuring women’s contribution to culture
The UIS is developing innovative measures to determine the contribution of women to culture.
Results of the cultural employment metadata survey
A new UIS report provides insight into some of the sources and characteristics of cultural employment statistics
New cinema data and analysis
According to the latest UIS data, the consumer film market in China has seen exponential growth since 2005, providing further evidence of the strength of cultural industries.
Measuring cultural participation
This new handbook presents current trends in measuring cultural participation and is the second of a series of guides based on the concepts set out in the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics.
A roadmap for cultural statistics

How can we begin to measure the socio-economic impact of cultural industries or the diversity of cultural expressions? In this interview, Lydia Deloumeaux, a UIS specialist on culture, highlights the challenges of implementing the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics.


 The UIS and Culture

Framework for Cultural Statistics

Laying the foundations to develop surveys and indicators on the rich diversity of cultural goods, services and practices.

Measuring Diversity

Developing frameworks, tools and indicators to measure the diversity of cultural expressions.

Cinema Statistics

The UIS biennial survey on feature films collects data on the world’s most lucrative cultural industry.

Training & Expert Meetings

Consult the reports made at UIS training workshops and expert meetings on cultural statistics.

Cultural Employment
Measuring how culture contributes to economic development. The UIS is working to strengthen recognition of how culture
contributes to sustainable development and economic prosperity.

 Did You Know...

In 2010 and 2011, 3D movies from the United States dominated the most popular films viewed worldwide, with 11 out of 20 movies being in 3D in 2010 and 7 out of 20 in 2011.

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