The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain decreased by 1.7 percent year-on-year to 7.953 million in May of 2019, following a 5.7 percent gain in the previous month. Main declines were recorded from the UK (down 0.3 percent to 1,978 thousand); Germany (down 8.8 percent to 1,077 thousand) and France (down 10.7 percent to 1,024 thousand) while gains were registered from the US (up 7.2 percent to 341 thousand); Italy (up 18.3 percent to 405 thousand) and Portugal (up 0.2 percent to 162 thousand). Cataluña was the main destination (23 percent of total arrivals); followed by Illes Balears (21.4 percent) and Andalucía (15.2 percent). Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4635.29 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.
Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 9220.00 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 9420.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 5520.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.