Performance of Indian Tourism Sector during August 2014

Published on : Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of August 2014.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):
FTAs during the Month of August 2014 were 5.69 lakh as compared to FTAs of 4.86 lakh during the month of August 2013 and 4.46 lakh in August 2012.

There has been a growth of 16.9% in August 2014 over August 2013 as compared to a growth of 9.1% registered in August 2013 over August 2012.
FTAs during the period January-August 2014 were 46.84 lakh with a growth of 7.4%, as compared to the FTAs of 43.60 lakh with a growth of 4.9% during January-August 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.
The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during August 2014 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (14.03%), followed by USA (12.74%), UK (9.22%), Sri Lanka (6.79%), Japan (3.56%), France (3.18%), Malaysia (3.09%), Germany (2.79%), UAE (2.42%), Oman (2.28%), Australia (2.28%), Canada (2.22%), China (2.14%), Pakistan (2.11%) and Nepal (2.10%).

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in Indian rupee terms and US$ terms
FEEs during the month of August 2014 were `10,254 crore as compared to `8,351 crore in August 2013 and `7,260 crore in August 2012.

The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in August 2014 over August 2013 was 22.8% as compared to 15.0% in August 2013 over August 2012.

FEE from tourism in rupee terms during January-August 2014 were `77,350 crore with a growth of 12.8%, as compared to the FEE of `68,558 crore with a growth of 15.4% during January-August 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.

FEEs in US$ terms during the month of August 2014 were US$ 1.684 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.328 billion during the month of August 2013 and US$ 1.306 billion in August 2012.
The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in August 2014 over August 2013 was growth of 26.8% as compared to the growth of 1.7% in August 2013 over August 2012.

FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-August 2014 were US$ 12.739 billion with a growth of 4.6%, as compared to US$ 12.178 billion with a growth of 8.0% during January-August 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.

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