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Preliminary Results of the Consumption Trends of International Visitors to Japan Survey for the October-December Quarter of 2016

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Last Update : 2017/1/17

Preliminary Results of the Consumption Trends of International Visitors to Japan Survey for the October-December Quarter of 2016

-Preliminary results show that for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2016, a record high 3.7476 trillion yen was spent, an increase of 7.8% from the previous year.

 

< Preliminary Report for the October-December Quarter of 2016 >
-The preliminary total travel expenditure of international visitors to Japan for the October – December quarter of 2016 was 892.2 billion yen (a 1.3% increase compared to the same quarter of the previous year), the highest amount ever for this quarter.
-The preliminary travel expenditure per international visitor to Japan was 147,175 yen (a decrease of 12.2% from the same quarter of the previous year).
 
< Preliminary 2016 Annual Value >
-The preliminary travel expenditure of international visitors to Japan in FY2016 was 3.7476 trillion yen (a 7.8% increase from the previous year), which is the highest annual value ever.
-Preliminary travel expenditure per international visitor to Japan was 155,896 yen (down 11.5% from the previous year).

Outline of the Results of the Survey on Consumption Trends of International Visitors to Japan

1. Travel Expenditure of International Visitors to Japan

< Preliminary Report for the October-December Quarter >
-Preliminary travel expenditure of international visitors to Japan during the October-December quarter of 2016 was estimated to be 892.2 billion yen, 1.3% higher than the same quarter of the previous year (880.4 billion yen).
-Looking at travel expenditure by country and region: China was the highest at 292.6 billion yen (32.8% of the total). Next was Taiwan at 118.6 billion yen (13.3%), then South Korea at 98.4 billion yen (11.0%), Hong Kong at 83.2 billion yen (9.3%), and the United States at 54.6 billion yen (6.1%). Five countries accounted for 72.5% of the total.
 
< Preliminary Total Expenditure for 2016 >
-The preliminary estimate of international visitors overall travel spending in 2016 is 3.7476 trillion yen, an increase of 7.8% compared to the previous year (3.4771 trillion yen).
-Looking at travel expenditure by country and region, China was the highest at 1.4754 trillion yen (39.4% of the total), then Taiwan at 524 billion yen (14.0%), South Korea at 357.8 billion yen (9.5%), Hong Kong at 294.7 billion yen (7.9%), and the United States at 213 billion yen (5.7%). Five countries accounted for 76.5% of the total.
 

2. Travel Expenditure per International Visitor to Japan

< Preliminary Estimates for the October-December Quarter of 2016 >
-Travel expenditure per international visitor to Japan was 147,175 yen, a decrease of 12.2% from the same period of the previous year (167,696 yen).
-Looking at expenditure by country and region, Spain was the highest (266,000 yen), followed by Australia (250,000 yen) and China (214,000 yen).
 
< Preliminary Annual Value for 2016>
- Travel expenditure per international visitor to Japan in 2016 was estimated to be 155,896 yen, a decrease of 11.5% from the previous year (176,167 yen).
- Looking at per capita travel expenditure by country and region, Australia was the highest (247,000 yen), then China (232,000 yen) and Spain (224,000 yen). Per capita travel expenditure for China decreased by 18.4% compared to the previous year, the largest decrease of all the nationalities / regions.

For detailed preliminary results of the October-December quarter and the annual value for 2016, please see the following website:
http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/en/siryou/toukei/syouhityousa.html