Valérie DEROIN
december 2008
8 p.

Cultural industries including service activities are subset of industry sector information and communication1. It includes functions of design, creation and manufacturing, distribution and marketing reproducible physical media or communication.

In 2006, cultural industries made 7.3% of turnover market services, 43 billion euros, and employed 3.8% of the salaried workforce, or 157,000 workers (employee's annual average workforce time equivalent full).

Oligopolies sector competitive fringe, the structure depends on the business models its businesses: fixed costs of production for high and variable costs of reproduction promote dissemination or relatively low concentration in industrial markets characterized a variable and unpredictable demand for qualified experience goods.