The UIS Glossary includes statistical terms related to education, science, technology and innovation, culture, and communication & information . Some of the entries contain translations in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Other entries provide more detailed information, such as definitions, calculation formulas for indicators and sources. Indicators are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Cultural activities

Activities which embody or convey cultural expressions, irrespective of the commercial value they may have. Cultural activities may be an end in themselves or they may contribute to the production of cultural goods and services.
Source Definition
UIS, International Flows of Selected Cultural Goods and Services - 1994-2003, 2005.

Activités culturelles

Activités qui incarnent ou transmettent des expressions culturelles indépendamment de la valeur commerciale qu'elles peuvent avoir. Elles peuvent être une fin en soi ou contribuer à la production de biens et de services culturels.
Source de la définition
ISU, Echanges internationaux d'une sélection de biens et services culturels 1994-2003, 2005.

Actividades culturales

Comprenden y plasman todo tipo de expresiones culturales independientemente del hecho que tengan o no valor comercial. Las actividades culturales pueden tener valor en sí mismas o contribuir a la producción de bienes y servicios culturales.
Fuente(s) de la definición
UIS, Los flujos internationales de algunos bienes y servicios culturales - 1994-2003, 2005.