The USA is the leading export market for cultural products outside the EU, and in 2015 accounted for almost 41 % of cultural goods exports – mostly in the ‘works of art’ category (see Figure 1). Between 2008 and 2015, it registered a near 14 % rise. The situation is slightly different for imported cultural goods. In 2015, the USA was outdistanced only by China. Its share of imports – also falling essentially within the ‘works of art’ category – increased from 22 % in 2008 to 29 % in 2015.