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May 23, 2013

International Visitor Spending Data Release: 2012

International visitors spent a record-breaking $168.1 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services in 2012, an increase of more than 10 percent when compared to 2011. On average, international visitors injected nearly $1.3 billion more a month into the U.S. economy than they did the previous year.

Americans spent nearly $118.1 billion traveling abroad last year (up 8%) - resulting in a $50.0 billion trade surplus for travel and tourism for 2012 - a 16 percent more favorable balance of trade than 2011 and the largest trade gap in history for U.S. travel and tourism.

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries recently released the follow spending-related data:

United States Travel and Tourism Exports, Imports, and the Balance of Trade report for 2012
< http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2012_International_Visitor_Spending.pdf >

Top 10 International Markets: Spending report for 2012
< http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/pdf/2012-Top-10-Markets.pdf >

Monthly Visitor Spending (Exports/Imports/Balance) in Excel for 2012
< http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/Monthly_Exports_Imports_Balance.xlsx >

Annual Visitor Spending (1960-2012) in Excel
< http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/Annual_Exports_Imports_Balance.xls >

U.S. Travel and Tourism Balance of Trade: 2003 - 2012 (All Countries)
< http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2003-2012.pdf >

10-Year Travel and Tourism-Related Spending Timelines for the following regions/countries:


Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, European Union, Latin America, Middle East, Overseas, and South-Central America


Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Venezuela

To view these annual timelines, please visit: < http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/reports/recpay/index.html >

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System.