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Foreign Tourism Expenditure. 02/2020

The total expenditure made by foreign tourists whose principal destination was Catalonia stood at 975 million euros for February 2020, which represents a year-over-year decrease of 3.8%.

By country of habitual residence, United States, France and United Kingdom stood out with an expenditure of 126, 117 and 78 million euros, showing a year-over-year increase of 15.2%, 18.3% and 29.1%, respectively, while Russia and Italy, with an expense of 42 and 27 million euros, registered negative rates (–15.6% and –12.6%, respectively).

The average daily expenditure per person was 188 euros, a figure that represented a year-over-year decrease of 3.1%. The main statistical items correspond to expenditure on international transport (274 million euros) and activities (219 million euros). Bear in mind the effect of the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress due to COVID-19.