The total expenditure made by foreign tourists whose principal destination was Catalonia stood at 2,189 million euro for September 2018, which represented a year-over-year increase of 0.9%.
By country of habitual residence, United Kingdom and Russia stood out with a total expenditure of 250 and 157 million euros and year-over-year increases of 30.5% and 9.4%, respectively. United States and France with a expenditure of 216 and 207 million euros, showed a year-over-year decreases of 33.6% and 1.8%, respectively.
The average daily expenditure per person was 192 euros, a figure that represented a year-over-year increase of 5.1%. The main statistical items correspond to expenditure on international transport (575 million euros) and activities (428 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.