Which Country Makes the Most on Tourism?

International Tourism, Expenditure (USD) (USD mil), 2018 or latest
Travel & Hospitality | January 1, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 166 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in expenditure of international tourism with USD 277,345 mil followed by USA and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Liberia with USD 7.70 mil, Gambia with USD 10.4 mil and Sudan with USD 13.0 mil.

Total expenditure of international tourism reached USD 1,575,316 mil in 2018 in the World according to Eurostat. This is 6.61 % more than in the previous year and 35.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total expenditure of international tourism reached an all time high of USD 1,575,316 mil in 2018 and an all time low of USD 462,673 mil in 1995. The average annual growth amounted to 5.47 % since 1995.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 17.6 % of expenditure of international tourism in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 36.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 56.0 % in 2018.

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

International Tourism, Expenditure (USD) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia USD mil 35,226 35,197 35,666 34,071 35,718
Canada USD mil 35,032 35,158 34,444 30,271 28,936
China USD mil 101,977 128,576 227,344 249,831 250,112
France USD mil 50,068 52,444 58,464 47,713 49,029
Germany USD mil 96,196 102,668 101,737 85,334 87,414
Hong Kong USD mil 20,077 21,215 22,011 23,059 24,141
India USD mil 14,107 13,884 17,492 17,686 19,184
Italy USD mil 26,239 26,948 28,866 30,312 30,584
Japan USD mil 40,967 32,244 28,609 23,252 25,968
Netherlands USD mil 20,094 21,009 23,655 20,234 22,538
Russia USD mil 48,096 59,504 55,383 38,432 27,654
South Korea USD mil 22,934 24,459 26,136 27,957 29,817
Spain USD mil 15,395 16,433 17,976 17,429 18,803
USA USD mil 129,902 130,148 140,558 150,044 160,959
United Kingdom USD mil 61,323 60,823 67,042 68,116 67,220