Which Country Makes the Most on Tourism?

International Tourism, Expenditure (USD) (USD mil), 2017 or latest
Travel & Hospitality | May 1, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 162 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in expenditure of international tourism with USD 257,733 mil followed by USA and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Guinea with USD 15.8 mil, Tajikistan with USD 16.1 mil and Burundi with USD 24.0 mil.

Total expenditure of international tourism reached USD 1,449,151 mil in 2017 in the World according to Eurostat. This is 5.73 % more than in the previous year and 34.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total expenditure of international tourism reached an all time high of USD 1,449,151 mil in 2017 and an all time low of USD 462,737 mil in 1995. The average annual growth amounted to 5.33 % since 1995.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 17.8 % of expenditure of international tourism in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 36.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 56.5 % in 2017.

Data for more countries are available at International Tourism, Expenditure (USD) indicator page.

International Tourism, Expenditure (USD) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia USD mil 33,967 35,226 35,197 32,462 28,614
Belgium USD mil 20,658 22,367 24,511 26,435 21,123
Brazil USD mil 24,608 26,008 29,286 29,998 20,356
Canada USD mil 41,234 43,010 43,092 41,669 36,372
China USD mil 72,585 101,977 128,576 227,344 249,831
France USD mil 55,472 50,087 52,448 58,446 47,697
Germany USD mil 99,839 96,233 102,677 101,702 85,308
Hong Kong USD mil 19,022 20,077 21,215 22,011 23,059
Italy USD mil 28,727 26,249 26,950 28,857 24,417
Russia USD mil 37,343 48,096 59,504 55,383 38,434
Singapore USD mil 21,406 23,121 24,383 25,519 23,702
South Korea USD mil 22,195 22,934 24,459 26,136 27,957
Spain USD mil 17,374 15,401 16,434 17,969 17,347
USA USD mil 116,448 129,902 130,148 140,558 150,044
United Kingdom USD mil 76,399 79,491 81,590 85,921 90,021