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International Visitation to U.S. Down Two Percent in April 2013

  • Published by Vedat
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that 5.6 million international visitors traveled to the United States in April 2013, a two percent decrease over April 2012.

In April 2013, the top inbound markets continued to be Canada and Mexico. Non-resident visits from Canada were flat while visits from Mexico decreased 11 percent. The United Kingdom (-2.0%), Japan (-0.3%) and France (-2.9%) rounded out the top five. Six of the inbound overseas regional markets posted increases in non-resident visits in April 2013. Four of those regions posted double-digit increases.

Part of the decrease in international visitation in April 2013 was expected since the Easter/Passover holidays occurred on March 31 in 2013 compared to April 8 in 2012.

For the first four months of 2013, international visits (20.6 million) were up 4.2 percent compared to the same period in 2012.

Highlights
Top 10 Countries


In April 2013, five of the top 10 countries posted increases in non-resident visits.

During the first four months of 2013, six of the top 10 countries (sort based on April 2013) posted increases in non-resident visits to the United States.

Top 10 Countries (Sort based on April 2013)

Country of Residence

% Change April
2013 vs. 20112


% Change YTD April
2013 vs. 2012


  Canada

0%

6%

  Mexico

-11%

-3%

  United Kingdom

-2%

-1%

  Japan

0%

4%

  France

-3%

-3%

  Brazil

15%

18%

  Germany

-3%

-1%

  People's Republic of China (EXCL HK)

13%

24%

  Australia

8%

6%

  South Korea

4%

4%





Non-Resident Visits from Overseas Countries

In April 2013, non-resident visits from overseas countries (2.4 million) were up two percent over April 2012, accounting for 43 percent of total international visits to the United States.

During the first four months of 2013, non-resident visits from overseas countries (9.0 million) were up seven percent compared to the same period of 2012, accounting for 44 percent of total international visits.

Top Ports: YTD April 2013
YTD April 2013, visitation through the top 15 ports of entry accounted for 85 percent of all overseas visits-the same as last year. The top three ports (New York, Miami and Los Angeles) accounted for 41 percent of all overseas arrivals, almost half of a percentage point more than last year. Fourteen of the top 15 ports posted increases in arrivals during the first four months of 2013. Three of these ports posted double-digit increases.
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