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Foreign Tourism Expenditure. 11/2021

The total expenditure by tourists residing abroad whose main destination is Catalonia stood at 525 million euros in November 2021, an increase of 1,088.7% compared to the same period last year.

By country of habitual residence, France stood out with an expenditure of 88 million euros and a year-over-year increase of 1,203.9%, followed by Germany, with an expenditure of 34 million euros and a year-over-year increase of 1,091.6%.

The average daily expenditure per person was 117 euros, a year-over-year increase of 15.6%. The main items of expenditure were activities (124 million euros) and internacional transport (120 million euros).

It should be noted that the year-over-year variation figures are affected by the state of alarm that was declared due to Covid-19. If we put the data for November 2021 in relation to those for November 2019, the rate of change in the expenditure of foreign tourists arriving in Catalonia stands at −45.9%.