Growth of 6.3 percent in the number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA’s) December,2013

Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2014

FTAThere has been a growth of 6.3 percent in the number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA’s) in the month of December, 2013 as compared to FTA’s in the month of December, 2012.

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of December 2013.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):
• FTAs during the Month of December 2013 were 8.00 lakh as compared to FTAs of 7.53 lakh during the month of December 2012 and 7.37 lakh in December 2011.

• There has been a growth of 6.3% in December 2013 over December 2012 as compared to a growth of 2.2% registered in December 2012 over December 2011.

• FTAs during the period January to December 2013 were 68.48 lakh with a growth of 4.1%, as compared to FTAs of 65.78 lakh with a growth of 4.3% during January to December 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in rupee terms and US$ terms
• FEEs during the month of December 2013 were ` 11,680 crore as compared to ` 10,549 crore in December 2012 and ` 8,870 crore in December 2011.

• The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in December 2013 over December 2012 was 10.7% as compared to 18.9% in December 2012 over December 2011.
• FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January to December 2013 were ` 1,05,836 crore with a growth of 12.0%, as compared to the FEEs of ` 94,487 crore with a growth of 21.8% during January to December 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

• FEEs in US$ terms during the month of December 2013 were US$ 1.886 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.931 billion during the month of December 2012 and US$ 1.688 billion in December 2011.

• The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in December 2013 over December 2012 was a negative growth of 2.3% as compared to the growth of 14.4% in December 2012 over December 2011.

• FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January to December 2013 were US$ 18.133 billion with a growth of 2.2%, as compared to US$ 17.737 billion with a growth of 7.1% during January-December 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of the FTAs data at major ports and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data available from Reserve Bank of India.

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