The total expenditure made by foreign tourists whose principal destination was Catalonia stood at 1,030 million euro for February 2018, which represented a year-over-year increase of 11.1%. By country of habitual residence, France stood out with a total expenditure of 104 million euros (decrease of 17.7%), and United States with a total expenditure of 78 million euros (increase of 3.0%). The average daily expenditure per person was 200 euros, a figure that represented a year-over-year increase of 28.0%. The main statistical items correspond to expenditure on international transport (309 million) and on activities (227 million).
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.