International Tourism, Expenditure (As % of Total Imports) rose to 8.41% in New Zealand in 2017

International Tourism, Expenditure (As % of Total Imports) (%)
Travel & Hospitality | New Zealand | May 17, 2019
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Expenditure of international tourism as a percentage of total imports reached 8.41 % in 2017 in New Zealand, according to Eurostat. This is 11 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, expenditure of international tourism as a percentage of total imports in New Zealand reached an all time high of 8.81 % in 1998 and an all time low of 6.88 % in 2008. When compared to New Zealand's main peers, expenditure of international tourism as a percentage of total imports in Australia amounted to 13.6 %, 5.99 % in Indonesia, 5.27 % in Malaysia and 10.8 % in Philippines in 2017.

New Zealand has been ranked 39th within the group of 144 countries we follow in terms of expenditure of international tourism as a percentage of total imports, 8 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

International tourism expenditure is the expenditure of international outbound visitors in other countries, including payments to foreign carriers for international transport.

International Tourism, Expenditure (As % of Total Imports) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia % 10.9% 10.6% 11.2% 10.6% 10.6%
Cambodia % 3.61% 3.76% 3.76% 3.73% 4.13%
China % 3.97% 5.25% 6.06% 10.1% 12.5%
Indonesia % 4.58% 4.25% 4.87% 5.08% 5.90%
Malaysia % 4.90% 5.67% 5.64% 5.70% 5.73%
New Zealand % 7.20% 7.43% 7.52% 7.58% 7.82%
Papua New Guinea % 2.58% 2.39% 2.30% 2.67% 3.60%
Philippines % 8.53% 8.97% 10.7% 12.6% 13.2%
Singapore % 4.39% 4.58% 4.67% 4.88% 5.18%
Taiwan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Thailand % 2.95% 2.96% 3.00% 3.46% 4.15%
Vietnam % 1.57% 1.59% 1.49% 1.74% 2.11%