The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain went down by 0.9 percent year-on-year to 4.3 million in December 2019, following a 2.8 percent gain in November. Main declines were recorded in the number of visitors coming from the UK (-7.7 percent to 791 thousand), Germany (-7.4 percent to 497 thousand), Portugal (-8.4 percent to 137 thousand) and Ireland (-10 percent to 84 thousand). On the other hand, arrivals increased from France (+0.5 percent to 557 thousand), Italy (+2.7 percent to 306 thousand), the Netherlands (+6.9 percent to 164 thousand) and Belgium (+12.3 percent to 130 thousand). Canarias was the main destination (27.8 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (23 percent) and Andalucia (13 percent).

Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4719.49 Thousand from 1995 until 2019, 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. This page provides - Spain Tourist Arrivals - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 4990.00 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 4400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 4900.00 Thousand in 2021 and 5520.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.


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Spain Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4314.61 4664.35 10493.44 1397.41 1995 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-04 08:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Sep -0.2% -0.5%
2019-12-02 08:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Oct -0.3% -0.2%
2020-01-03 08:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Nov 2.8% -0.3%
2020-02-03 08:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Dec -0.9% 2.8%


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Spain Tourist Arrivals Fall 0.9% YoY in December
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain went down by 0.9 percent year-on-year to 4.3 million in December 2019, following a 2.8 percent gain in November. Main declines were recorded in the number of visitors coming from the UK (-7.7 percent to 791 thousand), Germany (-7.4 percent to 497 thousand), Portugal (-8.4 percent to 137 thousand) and Ireland (-10 percent to 84 thousand). On the other hand, arrivals increased from France (+0.5 percent to 557 thousand), Italy (+2.7 percent to 306 thousand), the Netherlands (+6.9 percent to 164 thousand) and Belgium (+12.3 percent to 130 thousand). Canarias was the main destination (27.8 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (23 percent) and Andalucia (13 percent).
2020-02-03
Spain Tourist Arrivals Rise 2.8% YoY in November
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain grew by 2.8 percent year-on-year to 4.7 million in November 2019, after a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month. Main increases were registered in the number of visitors coming from France (20.6 percent to 576 thousand), Italy (2.4 percent to 295 thousand), the Netherlands (10.7 percent to 184 thousand) and Ireland (11.1 percent to 95 thousand). In contrast, arrivals were down from the UK (-6.4 percent to 875 thousand) and Germany (-0.4 percent to 573 thousand). Canarias were the main destination (25.2 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (22.5 percent) and Comunidad de Madrid (14.3 percent).
2020-01-03
Spain Foreign Tourist Arrivals Continue to Fall
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain fell by 0.3 percent year-on-year to 7.6 million in October 2019, after a 0.2 percent decrease in the previous month. There were declines in the number of visitors coming from the UK (-4.4 percent to 1.656 million), Germany (-8.3 percent to 1.127 million), France (-1.7 percent to 895 thousand), and the Netherlands (-9.9 percent to 339 thousand). Cataluña was the main destination (22.2 percent of total arrivals); followed by Illes Balears (16.1 percent) and Andalucía (15.7 percent).
2019-12-02
Spain Foreign Tourist Arrivals Fall 0.2%
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain fell by 0.2 percent year-on-year to 8.9 million in September 2019, after a 0.5 percent decrease in the previous month. There were declines in the number of visitors coming from the UK (-0.4 percent to 2.102 million), France (-4.8 percent to 993 thousand), Germany (-7.1 percent to 1.266 million), Italy (-6.2 percent to 438 thousand), and the Netherlands (-1.3 percent to 378 thousand). On the other hand, gains were recorded for Belgium (4.8 percent to 271 thousand), Ireland (6.9 percent to 253 thousand), and Portugal (9.6 percent to 263 thousand). Cataluña was the main destination (22.6 percent of total arrivals); followed by Illes Balears (22.5 percent) and Andalucía (15.7 percent).
2019-11-04

Spain Tourist Arrivals
The tourism sector accounts for around 15 percent of the Spanish GDP.