Valérie DEROIN
october 2012
12 p.

In 2010, the twenty nine statistical sectors within the field of cultural market businesses covered some 157,000 units. These cultural businesses represent 5% of the total number of France’s market-oriented economy businesses and around 3% of added value. Whilst these business sectors are essentially composed of small businesses employing fewer than 10 people, their financial results dominate within medium-sized or large businesses. The average margin achieved by the cultural sectors overall is comparable with that of all other market-oriented services. However, these results reveal a wide range of individual situations, in terms of both structure and financial results. Therefore, the sectors’ economic performances are extremely varied depending on the impact of subsidy levels and staffing costs on the added value generated.