International Arrivals to U.S. by Region of Residency Historical Visitation - 1987-1997
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Posted November 1998
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COUNTRY19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997
North America*17,300,220 21,430,090 22,365,940 24,303,660 26,519,290 29,470,691 27,117,000 26,294,949 22,679,000 23,830,700 23,572,000
Mexico5,047,220 7,730,090 7,040,940 7,040,660 7,406,290 10,872,230 9,824,000 11,321,000 8,016,000 8,530,000 8,445,000
Canada12,253,000 13,700,000 15,325,000 17,263,000 19,113,000 18,598,461 17,293,000 14,973,949 14,663,000 15,300,700 15,127,000
Overseas10,534,445 12,512,212 13,998,703 15,059,010 16,154,520 17,791,029 18,661,817 18,457,946 20,638,966 22,658,166 24,194,476
Europe4,663,576 5,771,663 6,251,036 6,658,796 7,360,080 8,261,869 8,630,460 8,118,587 8,792,732 9,727,300 10,389,518
Western Europe4,580,427 5,660,696 6,094,746 6,460,065 7,151,361 8,054,871 8,397,055 7,864,892 8,492,347 9,377,079 10,007,032
Eastern Europe83,149 110,967 156,290 198,731 208,719 206,998 233,405 253,695 300,385 350,221 382,486
South America934,773 1,013,215 1,133,615 1,327,609 1,575,154 1,770,162 2,026,391 2,111,985 2,449,181 2,461,034 2,830,681
Central America330,012 350,495 384,225 412,337 443,712 481,005 544,602 513,054 508,695 523,584 563,883
Caribbean910,829 1,002,861 1,108,695 1,136,673 1,061,082 1,004,291 1,098,110 1,030,855 1,043,719 1,132,785 1,188,708
Asia2,829,381 3,370,198 4,022,750 4,359,609 4,578,752 5,096,893 5,165,147 5,550,847 6,616,203 7,500,335 7,755,838
Middle East309,039 348,637 356,046 365,150 356,612 372,547 418,703 403,277 454,177 479,694 551,571
Oceania430,192 517,729 605,384 661,696 640,527 654,427 609,435 556,400 588,480 628,861 680,095
Africa126,643 137,414 136,952 137,140 138,601 149,835 168,969 172,941 185,779 204,573 234,182
GRAND TOTAL27,834,665 33,942,302 36,364,643 39,362,670 42,673,810 47,261,720 45,778,817 44,752,895 43,317,966 46,488,866 47,766,476
Percent Change7.6%21.9%7.1%8.2%8.4%10.8%-3.1%-2.2%-3.2%7.3%2.7%

* = North America includes Canada and Mexico Only.

Source: Tourism Industries, International Trade Adminstration, 6/98.