In 2016 as a whole, the total expenditure made by foreign tourists whose principal destination was Catalonia increased by 4.0% and the average daily expenditure person grew a 13.4% with respect to 2015, according to definitive data. By country of habitual residence, among the countries with highest tourism expenditure, United Kingdom (10.5%) and United States (12.9%) showed positive variation rate; while France registered a negative variation rate (−9.5%).
The statistics on Foreign Tourism Expenditure for Catalonia provides monthly and annual information on expenditure, average expenditure per person and the average daily expenditure per person for foreign tourists whose primary destination of their trip is Catalonia.
The interactive consultation of this statistic allows crossing of the following variables: country of habitual residence, reason for travelling, principal accommodation, types of expenditure, organisation and length of the trip, and the ways of entry. It is also publishing the year-over-year variation of each variable. The data reference period is considered to be the month the trip ends, regardless of its length.
Idescat makes a monthly treatment of the Survey of Tourist Movement on Borders and Tourist Expenditure from the INE and expands upon the expenditure results for Catalonia.