In 2010, the market-oriented companies whose activities belong to the sectors of production of performing arts, of support activities to performing arts and of operation of arts facilities generate a 4,4 billion Euros turnover and an added value of about 1,5 billion Euros.
The recent integration of these performing arts’ sectors among the Insee* national surveys of the structural business statistics allows to reconcile them to the French market-oriented economy: the performing arts’ companies – excluding companies which are mainly subsidized and considered as non market-oriented and non-profit organisations with no employees – contribute to 11% of the number of units of the market-oriented cultural sectors, to 5% of their added value employees – contribute to 11% of the number of units of the market-oriented cultural sectors, to 5% of their added value and to 3% of their gross operating surplus..
Their accounting profitability is positive in 2010, while their operating expenses are significant and their margin rates relatively lower than the average of the market-oriented cultural sectors. The performing arts sectors consist of small companies mainly located in the Île-de-France territory: 96% of small companies under 10 employees realize 56% of the whole turnover with their main activity of creation, production, distribution and support for performing arts.
* Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Insee): National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies.