Australia - International tourism

International tourism, number of arrivals

The value for International tourism, number of arrivals in Australia was 5,875,000 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 16 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 5,885,000 in 2010 and a minimum value of 3,726,000 in 1995.

Definition: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.

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Year Value
1995 3,726,000
1996 4,165,000
1997 4,318,000
1998 4,167,000
1999 4,459,000
2000 4,931,000
2001 4,856,000
2002 4,841,000
2003 4,746,000
2004 5,215,000
2005 5,499,000
2006 5,532,000
2007 5,644,000
2008 5,586,000
2009 5,584,000
2010 5,885,000
2011 5,875,000

International tourism, number of departures

The value for International tourism, number of departures in Australia was 7,795,000 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 16 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 7,795,000 in 2011 and a minimum value of 2,519,000 in 1995.

Definition: International outbound tourists are the number of departures that people make from their country of usual residence to any other country for any purpose other than a remunerated activity in the country visited. The data on outbound tourists refer to the number of departures, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips from a country during a given period is counted each time as a new departure.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.

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Year Value
1995 2,519,000
1996 2,732,000
1997 2,933,000
1998 3,161,000
1999 3,210,000
2000 3,498,000
2001 3,443,000
2002 3,461,000
2003 3,388,000
2004 4,369,000
2005 4,756,000
2006 4,941,000
2007 5,462,000
2008 5,808,000
2009 6,285,000
2010 7,112,000
2011 7,795,000

International tourism, receipts (current US$)

The latest value for International tourism, receipts (current US$) in Australia was $34,168,000,000 as of 2011. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $34,168,000,000 in 2011 and $11,664,000,000 in 1998.

Definition: International tourism receipts are expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport. These receipts include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except when these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include receipts for passenger transport items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.

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Year Value
1995 $11,915,000,000
1996 $13,779,000,000
1997 $13,698,000,000
1998 $11,664,000,000
1999 $12,866,000,000
2000 $13,016,000,000
2001 $12,804,000,000
2002 $13,624,000,000
2003 $16,647,000,000
2004 $20,453,000,000
2005 $19,820,000,000
2006 $20,726,000,000
2007 $25,624,000,000
2008 $28,306,000,000
2009 $28,022,000,000
2010 $32,336,000,000
2011 $34,168,000,000

International tourism, receipts (% of total exports)

International tourism, receipts (% of total exports) in Australia was 10.57 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 6 years was 14.40 in 2005, while its lowest value was 10.57 in 2011.

Definition: International tourism receipts are expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport. These receipts include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except when these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include receipts for passenger transport items. Their share in exports is calculated as a ratio to exports of goods and services, which comprise all transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world involving a change of ownership from residents to nonresidents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repairs, nonmonetary gold, and services.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files, and IMF and World Bank exports estimates.

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Year Value
2005 14.40
2006 13.11
2007 13.95
2008 12.12
2009 14.33
2010 12.40
2011 10.57

International tourism, receipts for passenger transport items (current US$)

The latest value for International tourism, receipts for passenger transport items (current US$) in Australia was $2,712,000,000 as of 2011. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $5,239,000,000 in 2004 and $2,264,000,000 in 2009.

Definition: International tourism receipts for passenger transport items are expenditures by international inbound visitors for all services provided in the international transportation by resident carriers. Also included are passenger services performed within an economy by nonresident carriers. Excluded are passenger services provided to nonresidents by resident carriers within the resident economies; these are included in travel items. In addition to the services covered by passenger fares--including fares that are a part of package tours but excluding cruise fares, which are included in travel--passenger services include such items as charges for excess baggage, vehicles, or other personal accompanying effects and expenditures for food, drink, or other items for which passengers make expenditures while on board carriers. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.

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Year Value
1995 $3,785,000,000
1996 $4,260,000,000
1997 $4,242,000,000
1998 $3,533,000,000
1999 $3,610,000,000
2000 $3,727,000,000
2001 $3,580,000,000
2002 $3,653,000,000
2003 $4,209,000,000
2004 $5,239,000,000
2005 $2,970,000,000
2006 $2,872,000,000
2007 $3,250,000,000
2008 $3,187,000,000
2009 $2,264,000,000
2010 $2,497,000,000
2011 $2,712,000,000

International tourism, expenditures for passenger transport items (current US$)

The latest value for International tourism, expenditures for passenger transport items (current US$) in Australia was $6,596,000,000 as of 2011. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $6,596,000,000 in 2011 and $2,095,000,000 in 1995.

Definition: International tourism expenditures for passenger transport items are expenditures of international outbound visitors in other countries for all services provided during international transportation by nonresident carriers. Also included are passenger services performed within an economy by nonresident carriers. Excluded are passenger services provided to nonresidents by resident carriers within the resident economies; these are included in travel items. In addition to the services covered by passenger fares--including fares that are a part of package tours but excluding cruise fares, which are included in travel--passenger services include such items as charges for excess baggage, vehicles, or other personal accompanying effects and expenditures for food, drink, or other items for which passengers make expenditures while on board carriers. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.

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Year Value
1995 $2,095,000,000
1996 $2,303,000,000
1997 $2,325,000,000
1998 $2,127,000,000
1999 $2,347,000,000
2000 $2,393,000,000
2001 $2,193,000,000
2002 $2,422,000,000
2003 $2,865,000,000
2004 $3,982,000,000
2005 $4,403,000,000
2006 $4,756,000,000
2007 $5,598,000,000
2008 $5,940,000,000
2009 $3,942,000,000
2010 $5,293,000,000
2011 $6,596,000,000

International tourism, receipts for travel items (current US$)

The latest value for International tourism, receipts for travel items (current US$) in Australia was $31,456,000,000 as of 2011. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $31,456,000,000 in 2011 and $8,130,000,000 in 1995.

Definition: International tourism receipts for travel items are expenditures by international inbound visitors in the reporting economy. The goods and services are purchased by, or on behalf of, the traveler or provided, without a quid pro quo, for the traveler to use or give away. These receipts should include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except in cases where these are so important as to justify a separate classification. Excluded is the international carriage of travelers, which is covered in passenger travel items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.

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Year Value
1995 $8,130,000,000
1996 $9,519,000,000
1997 $9,456,000,000
1998 $8,131,000,000
1999 $9,255,999,000
2000 $9,289,000,000
2001 $9,223,999,000
2002 $9,971,000,000
2003 $12,438,000,000
2004 $15,214,000,000
2005 $16,850,000,000
2006 $17,854,000,000
2007 $22,374,000,000
2008 $25,119,000,000
2009 $25,758,000,000
2010 $29,839,000,000
2011 $31,456,000,000

International tourism, expenditures for travel items (current US$)

The latest value for International tourism, expenditures for travel items (current US$) in Australia was $26,949,000,000 as of 2011. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $26,949,000,000 in 2011 and $5,165,000,000 in 1995.

Definition: International tourism expenditures are expenditures of international outbound visitors in other countries. The goods and services are purchased by, or on behalf of, the traveler or provided, without a quid pro quo, for the traveler to use or give away. These may include expenditures by residents traveling abroad as same-day visitors, except in cases where these are so important as to justify a separate classification. Excluded is the international carriage of travelers, which is covered in passenger travel items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.

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Year Value
1995 $5,165,000,000
1996 $5,920,000,000
1997 $6,261,000,000
1998 $5,935,000,000
1999 $6,227,000,000
2000 $6,387,000,000
2001 $5,860,000,000
2002 $6,072,000,000
2003 $7,270,000,000
2004 $10,242,000,000
2005 $11,253,000,000
2006 $11,690,000,000
2007 $14,831,000,000
2008 $18,749,000,000
2009 $17,949,000,000
2010 $22,241,000,000
2011 $26,949,000,000

International tourism, expenditures (current US$)

The latest value for International tourism, expenditures (current US$) in Australia was $33,545,000,000 as of 2011. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $33,545,000,000 in 2011 and $7,260,000,000 in 1995.

Definition: International tourism expenditures are expenditures of international outbound visitors in other countries, including payments to foreign carriers for international transport. These expenditures may include those by residents traveling abroad as same-day visitors, except in cases where these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include expenditures for passenger transport items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.

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Year Value
1995 $7,260,000,000
1996 $8,223,000,000
1997 $8,586,000,000
1998 $8,062,000,000
1999 $8,574,000,000
2000 $8,780,000,000
2001 $8,053,000,000
2002 $8,494,000,000
2003 $10,135,000,000
2004 $14,224,000,000
2005 $15,656,000,000
2006 $16,446,000,000
2007 $20,429,000,000
2008 $24,689,000,000
2009 $21,891,000,000
2010 $27,534,000,000
2011 $33,545,000,000

International tourism, expenditures (% of total imports)

International tourism, expenditures (% of total imports) in Australia was 11.07 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 6 years was 11.12 in 2010, while its lowest value was 9.88 in 2006.

Definition: International tourism expenditures are expenditures of international outbound visitors in other countries, including payments to foreign carriers for international transport. These expenditures may include those by residents traveling abroad as same-day visitors, except in cases where these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include expenditures for passenger transport items. Their share in imports is calculated as a ratio to imports of goods and services, which comprise all transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world involving a change of ownership from nonresidents to residents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repairs, nonmonetary gold, and services.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files, and IMF and World Bank imports estimates.

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Year Value
2005 10.37
2006 9.88
2007 10.15
2008 10.18
2009 10.87
2010 11.12
2011 11.07

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Travel & tourism