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Foreign Tourism Expenditure. 11/2018

The total expenditure made by foreign tourists whose principal destination was Catalonia stood at 1.019 million euro for November 2018, which represented a year-over-year increase of 9.7%.

By country of habitual residence, United States and Unided Kingdom stood out with a total expenditure of 129 and 71 million euros and year-over-year increases of 14.7% and 25.9%, respectively. France, with an expenditure of 99 million euros, registred a year-over-year decrease of 1.6%

The average daily expenditure per person was 181 euros, a figure that represented a year-over-year decrease of 1.6%. The main statistical items correspond to expenditure on international transport (329 million euros) and activities (210 million euros).

The statistics on Foreign Tourism Expenditure (TURDEST) 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.

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