December 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There were 6.5 million visitor arrivals for year ending December 2013, an increase of 5.5 per cent relative to the previous year.
  • There were 789,400 visitor arrivals during December 2013, an increase of 9.5 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year.

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Key trends by market are outlined below.

New Zealand

  • There were 119,400 visitors from New Zealand during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 1.21 million an increase of 0.9 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year.

Europe

  • There were 110,700 visitors from the United Kingdom during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 634,100, an increase of 6.8 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
  • There were 22,300 visitors from Germany during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 162,600, an increase of 5.0 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
  • There were 12,700 visitors from France during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 103,600 an increase of 6.1 per cent relative to the same period previous year.

The Americas

  • There were 63,200 visitors from the United States of America during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 508,700, an increase of 6.2 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
  • There were 15,400 visitors from Canada during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 119,400, a decrease of 0.5 per cent relative to the same period previous year.

Southeast Asia

  • There were 56,200 visitors from Singapore during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 385,300, an increase of 12.1 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
  • There were 38,900 visitors from Malaysia during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 297,900, an increase of 13.4 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
  • There were 20,600 visitors from India during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 171,700, an increase of 7.9 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
  • There were 18,900 visitors from Indonesia during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 150,700, an increase of 3.5 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
  • There were 8,500 visitors from Thailand during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 88,900, an increase of 6.0 per cent relative to the same period previous year.

Japan and Korea

  • There were 32,800 visitors from Japan during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 328,900, a decrease of 7.1 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
  • There were 19,700 visitors from Korea during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 193,000, a decrease of 1.9 per cent relative to the same period previous year.

Greater China

  • There were 55,600 visitors from China during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 715,300, an increase of 14.2 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
  • There were 25,100 visitors from Hong Kong during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 195,000, an increase of 10.4 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
  • There were 8,200 visitors from Taiwan during December 2013, bringing the total for the twelve months to December to 105,000, an increase of 10.9 per cent relative to the same period previous year.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Overseas Arrivals and Departures, 3401.0. ABS data used with permission from the Australian Bureau of Statistics www.abs.gov.au