The number of tourist arrivals in Spain increased 0.5 percent year-on-year to 8.9 million in September of 2018, after a 1.9 percent fall in the previous month. Main rises were recorded from France (+6.0 percent to 1.04 million) and Italy (+21.4 percent to 467 thousand). In contrast, tourist arrivals were lower from the UK (-3.1 percent to 2.11 million) and Germany (-3.1 percent to 1.36 million). Balearic Islands was the main destination (22.8 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (22.5 percent) and Andalucía (14.7 percent). In the first nine months of the year, the number of tourist arrivals was practically the same as last year and exceeded 62.2 million. Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4616 Thousand from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10493.44 Thousand in July of 2017 and a record low of 1397.41 Thousand in January of 1995.
Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 4120.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Spain to stand at 9150.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 6150.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.