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International Arrivals to U.S. - Historical Visitation 1996-2003pr
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International Arrivals to U.S. - Historical Visitation 1996-2003pr
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO U.S. BY COUNTRY OF RESIDENCY
Country of Residence 2003pr 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
CANADA 1 12,660,000 12,968,000 13,507,000 14,648,000 14,110,000 13,422,000 15,127,000 15,301,000
MEXICO 1 9,670,000 9,807,000 9,558,000 10,322,000 9,915,000 9,276,000 8,445,000 8,530,000
 
OVERSEAS 2 18,026,213 19,116,707 21,832,868 25,974,701 24,466,187 23,697,587 24,194,476 22,658,166
WESTERN EUROPE 8,294,083 8,247,779 9,111,460 11,175,161 10,846,933 10,274,211 10,007,032 9,377,079
ANDORRA 800 777 954 1,235 1,378 1,185 1,186 1,317
AUSTRIA 99,924 97,930 123,295 175,533 194,230 185,799 187,942 190,422
BELGIUM 151,069 159,052 181,693 249,957 248,821 230,190 241,366 236,899
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 4,154 4,068 4,755 5,430 4,019 2,021 1,488 891
CROATIA 9,685 9,676 10,073 11,244 10,701 10,258 9,541 8,674
DENMARK 125,435 118,716 126,345 149,211 146,479 138,689 144,605 137,307
FINLAND 67,761 64,860 72,864 93,649 90,622 85,247 82,190 78,841
FRANCE 688,887 734,260 875,854 1,087,087 1,059,014 1,013,222 978,327 987,126
GERMANY 1,180,212 1,189,856 1,313,756 1,786,045 1,984,627 1,901,938 1,994,296 1,996,824
GIBRALTAR 841 690 929 1,363 1,133 917 914 1,070
GREECE 40,993 44,839 49,371 61,361 57,879 58,975 62,162 58,754
ICELAND 21,389 18,692 20,868 27,682 27,491 27,126 24,306 21,433
IRELAND 254,320 259,687 276,806 285,697 246,394 232,391 217,278 205,231
ITALY 408,633 406,160 472,348 612,357 626,217 610,796 580,261 525,246
LIECHTENSTEIN 1,099 1,248 1,653 2,011 2,163 2,152 2,022 1,869
LUXEMBOURG 9,522 9,646 12,093 16,385 19,368 19,706 20,797 19,192
MACEDONIA 3,119 3,404 2,960 2,841 3,094 2,989 2,797 3,187
MALTA 4,080 4,482 6,679 8,437 8,792 7,766 7,498 6,382
MONACO 3,707 3,851 4,550 5,622 5,641 5,387 5,214 5,091
NETHERLANDS 373,690 384,367 411,742 553,297 526,819 490,198 473,420 440,243
NORWAY 113,233 112,593 123,268 147,540 145,601 142,583 140,446 124,078
PORTUGAL 54,572 56,012 67,222 86,333 79,413 67,132 62,877 56,847
SLOVENIA 9,420 7,300 10,980 14,886 15,379 13,306 2,171 1,198
SPAIN 284,031 269,520 291,052 361,177 362,848 326,339 328,024 324,822
SWEDEN 211,386 204,156 230,538 321,881 314,258 300,925 292,424 268,975
SWITZERLAND 230,042 253,940 310,826 395,031 405,626 410,900 410,209 417,064
UNITED KINGDOM 3,936,112 3,816,736 4,097,258 4,703,008 4,252,160 3,974,976 3,720,979 3,246,237
YUGOSLAVIA 5,670 10,972 10,206 8,039 5,839 10,149 11,570 11,089
EASTERN EUROPE 344,594 354,905 384,674 421,959 395,757 400,317 382,486 350,221
ALBANIA 4,101 4,405 4,453 5,737 4,617 2,017 1,786 3,326
ARMENIA 3,244 4,453 6,634 8,663 8,654 4,494 3,476 3,362
AZERBAIJAN 1,508 1,322 1,562 1,951 1,713 1,292 1,095 930
BULGARIA 13,868 13,858 11,996 11,418 11,690 11,118 8,754 8,301
BYELARUS 5,033 4,451 4,338 4,444 4,617 3,715 3,481 3,143
CZECH REPUBLIC 33,174 26,209 39,018 43,758 42,442 41,746 37,010 29,237
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 7,535 16,473 9,971 11,590 11,601 12,657 13,281 14,115
ESTONIA 5,569 5,630 5,894 6,745 6,497 5,230 4,904 4,000
GEORGIA 3,106 2,618 2,153 2,173 5,099 4,571 3,034 2,269
HUNGARY 31,984 35,001 45,311 59,174 53,030 48,602 50,080 44,277
LATVIA 5,280 5,870 6,218 7,161 5,957 5,411 5,137 4,501
LITHUANIA 7,539 9,482 11,484 9,122 5,615 4,969 6,052 6,200
MOLDOVA 1,427 1,177 1,159 1,625 1,209 940 758 977
POLAND 107,892 108,707 108,244 116,277 104,624 87,063 72,756 61,191
ROMANIA 25,058 26,440 28,261 27,418 25,529 24,636 20,630 18,199
RUSSIA 62,330 64,228 70,348 76,739 81,378 115,506 120,681 112,046
SLOVAKIA 10,677 12,235 12,498 13,235 12,093 12,592 13,877 14,760
UKRAINE 15,098 12,169 14,923 14,477 10,966 13,408 15,149 18,495
ASIA 5,003,261 5,689,319 6,315,500 7,554,444 6,935,210 6,724,061 7,755,838 7,500,335
BANGLADESH 8,434 9,585 12,218 12,724 11,380 10,445 9,464 10,891
BRUNEI 702 762 943 1,230 1,380 1,509 2,014 1,903
BURMA 829 1,461 1,301 1,357 1,208 323 770 472
CHINA 3 271,438 360,974 402,683 452,741 384,086 421,950 431,738 441,044
CHINA, PRC 4 157,326 225,565 232,416 249,441 191,175 208,930 209,609 198,759
HONG KONG 4 114,112 135,409 170,267 203,300 192,911 213,020 222,129 242,285
INDIA 272,161 257,271 269,674 274,202 228,072 210,975 173,327 143,058
INDONESIA 40,744 45,811 59,672 71,390 62,634 45,791 86,959 78,867
JAPAN 3,169,682 3,627,264 4,082,661 5,061,377 4,826,077 4,885,369 5,367,578 5,182,555
KAMPUCHEA 3,115 2,575 3,304 2,319 636 554 2,011 1,926
KAZAKHSTAN 3,355 3,602 3,608 3,311 3,038 3,215 2,690 3,374
LAOS 955 1,190 1,608 1,045 636 657 642 454
MACAU 2,209 2,377 3,195 4,077 4,226 4,606 5,037 4,627
MALAYSIA 34,274 40,750 52,396 74,507 59,785 48,974 79,836 80,066
NEPAL 6,270 6,047 5,450 4,101 3,620 4,980 4,197 3,298
PAKISTAN 31,222 39,442 57,732 51,942 40,326 40,035 34,785 30,750
PHILIPPINES 134,338 173,203 180,549 168,053 144,678 117,116 132,285 122,756
SINGAPORE 87,525 97,259 99,010 136,439 118,476 102,240 127,109 114,713
REPUBLIC OF KOREA 617,573 638,697 617,892 661,844 498,643 364,061 746,550 749,474
SRI LANKA 7,622 6,613 8,730 9,898 8,392 7,044 6,105 5,525
TAIWAN 238,999 288,032 357,064 457,302 453,299 386,413 442,780 414,541
THAILAND 55,884 66,848 73,745 86,971 74,385 59,167 91,664 102,679
UZBEKISTAN 4,907 5,534 7,233 6,809 4,170 2,611 2,568 2,394
VIETNAM 9,463 12,360 12,928 9,061 4,417 4,460 4,217 3,724
MIDDLE EAST 447,112 482,534 644,156 702,105 625,356 587,210 551,571 479,694
BAHRAIN 3,745 3,802 6,256 6,735 6,373 6,403 5,863 5,843
CYPRUS 9,485 9,378 10,893 12,152 11,485 11,069 10,608 10,103
EGYPT 20,225 24,315 41,438 44,612 42,777 38,832 35,275 28,301
IRAN 3,454 4,996 8,536 9,364 8,453 8,293 7,231 7,896
ISRAEL 249,034 263,097 305,431 325,199 283,306 269,752 260,052 231,347
JORDAN 11,798 12,339 18,490 17,327 14,809 13,939 12,471 13,423
KUWAIT 13,775 14,204 22,834 23,930 23,758 24,479 24,963 21,395
LEBANON 12,981 14,517 19,401 18,599 15,099 13,448 11,824 9,976
OMAN 2,911 3,468 5,051 5,396 5,116 4,356 3,834 3,384
QATAR 2,698 2,842 5,730 5,860 5,328 5,437 5,208 4,199
SAUDI ARABIA 18,727 25,588 69,755 75,320 72,891 68,288 67,962 56,792
SYRIA 3,843 5,194 8,237 8,470 7,640 7,199 6,607 5,554
TURKEY 75,227 78,662 82,222 106,427 88,301 78,219 68,254 52,680
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 18,353 19,080 37,518 40,039 37,635 35,506 29,265 26,692
YEMEN 388 445 1,259 1,995 1,858 1,618 1,900 1,826
AFRICA 236,266 241,223 287,066 295,387 274,033 258,412 234,182 204,573
ALGERIA 1,631 1,988 3,268 3,294 2,719 2,928 3,140 2,365
ANGOLA 2,781 2,912 3,207 3,146 2,891 2,398 1,980 1,423
BOTSWANA 1,873 2,116 2,490 2,391 2,160 2,081 1,652 1,555
BURKINA FASO 1,075 1,134 1,199 946 964 189 82 182
CAMEROON 5,214 5,003 4,279 3,124 3,137 1,968 1,586 1,382
CAPE VERDE 1,211 1,744 4,958 3,906 3,587 2,933 2,479 1,366
CONGO 1,111 1,432 2,273 1,604 1,355 1,388 1,442 1,160
ERITREA 1,034 1,025 599 407 826 534 805 760
ETHIOPIA 5,582 4,749 5,382 5,177 5,282 4,432 3,567 3,631
GABON 980 1,031 1,197 1,404 1,509 1,463 1,274 1,229
GAMBIA 2,910 3,382 2,336 2,966 1,832 1,450 1,234 1,645
GHANA 20,760 18,957 17,184 16,073 14,118 10,616 9,161 7,082
GUINEA 3,958 3,589 4,334 4,184 3,474 4,106 3,504 2,108
IVORY COAST 1,649 2,514 5,127 5,226 6,284 6,194 5,855 6,346
KENYA 13,913 17,275 20,651 14,229 13,720 13,340 11,977 10,648
LIBERIA 848 1,400 2,367 3,823 2,376 2,334 1,604 992
MALAWI 1,098 846 1,332 1,365 1,155 1,110 1,006 825
MALI 2,705 2,743 3,845 4,015 2,108 2,020 1,738 1,217
MAURITIUS 701 846 1,577 1,899 1,731 1,787 1,651 1,321
MOROCCO 11,857 12,464 17,106 19,079 19,487 17,669 14,630 12,174
NAMIBIA 912 883 1,021 1,144 1,081 886 737 858
NIGER 1,720 4,930 2,118 1,433 1,054 746 319 190
NIGERIA 46,938 40,128 37,406 27,124 29,734 28,010 24,414 19,256
SENEGAL 6,830 7,762 10,395 11,185 7,874 6,749 5,831 5,306
SIERRA LEONE 882 765 697 706 464 540 1,232 1,396
SOUTH AFRICA 72,029 73,910 94,882 116,113 107,258 110,049 103,567 94,576
SUDAN 670 852 1,659 1,479 1,014 837 1,018 790
TANZANIA 3,506 3,530 4,972 4,286 4,275 2,947 3,124 2,242
TOGO 1,695 1,801 2,250 1,590 1,056 1,010 918 1,091
TUNISIA 2,020 1,989 5,257 9,489 8,540 7,421 6,817 3,850
UGANDA 3,215 3,326 3,632 3,885 3,976 2,952 2,278 2,016
ZAIRE 76 81 119 111 101 247 1,083 2,537
ZAMBIA 2,782 3,165 4,413 3,337 3,092 2,558 2,295 2,190
ZIMBABWE 5,223 5,457 6,832 8,080 7,420 6,650 5,556 4,889
OCEANIA 524,599 529,091 586,309 731,263 667,233 638,615 680,095 628,861
AUSTRALIA 405,698 407,130 425,934 539,559 483,157 460,705 500,615 463,177
FIJI 3,408 4,112 5,789 6,817 7,370 6,402 5,529 5,375
FRENCH POLYNESIA 2,434 2,176 2,293 3,373 3,761 3,748 3,016 2,760
NEW CALEDONIA 961 1,025 1,476 1,759 3,609 3,666 1,589 1,797
NEW ZEALAND 107,214 109,580 144,216 172,012 160,458 157,338 161,476 148,588
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 586 668 934 1,336 1,667 1,630 1,666 1,743
TONGA 1,713 2,112 2,746 2,719 2,897 2,128 2,283 2,026
WESTERN SAMOA 1,208 1,006 1,107 1,206 923 727 1,224 1,437
SOUTH AMERICA 1,522,191 1,815,230 2,531,089 2,941,471 2,733,227 2,957,318 2,830,681 2,461,034
ARGENTINA 150,719 164,658 434,011 533,936 501,660 523,909 503,393 412,581
BOLIVIA 22,307 25,011 34,943 49,135 37,718 32,274 28,376 25,318
BRAZIL 348,945 405,094 551,406 737,245 665,013 909,477 940,698 848,453
CHILE 95,389 115,359 150,350 192,361 181,234 179,133 179,075 157,736
COLOMBIA 280,259 321,439 371,747 417,065 415,724 367,968 317,736 249,851
ECUADOR 119,737 139,094 147,527 129,938 118,759 145,477 126,077 99,863
GUYANA 15,991 19,358 16,955 17,435 18,465 17,902 16,775 15,124
PARAGUAY 9,754 12,069 16,405 18,714 18,870 19,065 20,198 18,772
PERU 154,324 164,482 186,008 192,062 159,276 155,464 145,019 129,763
SURINAME 5,346 5,237 5,832 7,039 6,528 6,557 6,508 6,849
URUGUAY 34,801 47,316 60,346 69,607 57,406 59,041 58,657 49,037
VENEZUELA 284,423 395,913 555,292 576,663 552,225 540,685 487,981 447,276
CENTRAL AMERICA 655,841 704,050 770,803 821,614 730,813 696,731 563,883 523,584
BELIZE 22,074 22,327 28,682 30,352 27,005 24,058 23,106 21,529
COSTA RICA 112,880 124,993 143,434 176,056 160,781 156,405 131,240 122,939
EL SALVADOR 177,240 197,159 207,890 184,574 152,787 135,808 93,087 85,230
GUATEMALA 151,891 162,367 171,955 185,677 163,095 163,468 134,545 131,360
HONDURAS 82,099 85,322 87,645 90,714 81,998 78,896 61,866 53,038
NICARAGUA 37,244 36,387 43,483 46,892 45,649 43,458 38,071 33,636
PANAMA 72,413 75,495 87,714 107,349 99,498 94,638 81,968 75,852
CARIBBEAN 998,266 1,052,576 1,201,811 1,331,297 1,257,625 1,160,712 1,188,708 1,132,785
ANGUILLA 3,451 3,050 4,121 5,177 5,185 4,542 4,167 3,757
ANTIGUA-BARBUDA 16,479 16,317 20,207 24,918 24,162 24,033 23,610 21,981
BAHAMAS 253,229 262,469 293,022 293,911 282,286 251,929 319,240 316,687
BARBADOS 41,558 41,934 46,494 57,071 60,002 59,338 58,829 49,970
BERMUDA 13,382 6,227 7,107 7,474 7,366 7,847 7,307 6,813
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 14,748 14,497 23,745 29,708 25,100 24,949 23,045 21,467
CAYMAN ISLANDS 37,160 35,069 46,252 52,922 52,276 50,310 46,427 47,290
CUBA 18,543 26,880 31,425 48,614 5,613 6,717 4,788 4,388
DOMINICA 6,792 17,271 14,221 16,174 16,120 15,054 14,826 14,825
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 153,019 153,586 171,568 197,298 200,817 195,287 190,522 176,239
GRENADA 7,509 7,161 8,656 10,412 10,192 8,970 7,655 7,073
GUADELOUPE 6,019 6,290 7,448 10,253 11,177 11,842 11,077 12,299
HAITI 59,756 59,444 65,169 72,190 72,726 61,094 52,190 49,368
JAMAICA 159,484 183,903 229,003 242,903 233,547 217,730 213,910 201,690
MARTINIQUE 5,902 6,021 7,500 9,912 12,594 14,843 11,527 12,437
MONTSERRAT 696 650 727 1,027 998 1,078 1,462 1,811
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 5 54,170 58,043 52,378 60,042 67,282 56,104 58,980 60,518
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 7,897 7,917 10,183 12,084 11,596 10,147 10,097 10,154
ST. LUCIA 12,007 12,530 14,941 18,100 17,693 15,366 14,500 13,486
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES 4,928 4,992 5,931 7,291 6,900 5,606 5,136 4,725
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 111,820 118,336 127,102 137,689 117,396 103,807 96,458 83,923
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 9,717 9,989 14,611 16,127 16,597 14,119 12,955 11,762
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO U.S. BY REGION OF RESIDENCY
Region 2,003 2,002 2,001 2,000 1,999 1,998 1997 1996
North America 6 22,330,000 22,775,000 23,065,000 24,970,000 24,025,000 22,698,000 23,572,000 23,831,000
Canada1 12,660,000 12,968,000 13,507,000 14,648,000 14,110,000 13,422,000 15,127,000 15,301,000
Mexico 1 9,670,000 9,807,000 9,558,000 10,322,000 9,915,000 9,276,000 8,445,000 8,530,000
 
Overseas 2 18,026,213 19,116,707 21,832,868 25,974,701 24,466,187 23,697,587 24,194,476 22,658,166
Europe 8,638,677 8,602,684 9,496,134 11,597,120 11,242,690 10,674,528 10,389,518 9,727,300
Western Europe 8,294,083 8,247,779 9,111,460 11,175,161 10,846,933 10,274,211 10,007,032 9,377,079
Eastern Europe 344,594 354,905 384,674 421,959 395,757 400,317 382,486 350,221
Asia 5,003,261 5,689,319 6,315,500 7,554,444 6,935,210 6,724,061 7,755,838 7,500,335
South America 1,522,191 1,815,230 2,531,089 2,941,471 2,733,227 2,957,318 2,830,681 2,461,034
Caribbean 998,266 1,052,576 1,201,811 1,331,297 1,257,625 1,160,712 1,188,708 1,132,785
Central America 655,841 704,050 770,803 821,614 730,813 696,731 563,883 523,584
Middle East 447,112 482,534 644,156 702,105 625,356 587,210 551,571 479,694
Oceania 524,599 529,091 586,309 731,263 667,233 638,615 680,095 628,861
Africa 236,266 241,223 287,066 295,387 274,033 258,412 234,182 204,573
GRAND TOTAL 40,356,213 41,891,707 44,898,314 50,944,701 48,491,187 46,395,587 47,752,476 46,489,166
Percent Change -3.7% -6.7% -11.9% 5.1% 4.5% -2.8% 2.7% 7.3%


Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries; Statistics Canada; & Secretaria de Turismo (Mexico)

Notes: Only countries with at least 1,000 arrivals, in any one year between 1996 to 2003 are shown on this chart.
therefore, the sum of the countries within the regions will not equal the total reported for the region.

1 The total Mexico figure is revised annually. Canada figures are revised monthly. Both figures are based on survey research and therefore are rounded to the nearest thousand. For 2002 and 2003, the Mexico figure is still a preliminary estimate. [back]

2 Overseas includes arrivals from all countries except Canada and Mexico. [back]

3 Arrivals are a combined total for People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. [back]

4 Arrivals from People's Republic of China or Hong Kong only. [back]

5 Aruba arrival figures merged with the Netherlands Antilles from 1996-2003 [back]

6 North America includes Canada and Mexico only. [back]

Released: March 2004