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). Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4720.85 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. 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 5250.00 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.

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Spain Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4664.35 7624.49 10493.44 1397.41 1995 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-01 07:00 AM Tourist Arrivals YoY Aug -0.5% -1.3%
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%


News Stream
2019-12-02
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).

2019-11-04
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).

2019-10-01
Spain Foreign Tourist Arrivals Fall 0.5% in August
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain fell by 0.5 percent year-on-year to 10.1 million in August of 2019, following a 1.3 percent drop in the previous month. There were declines in the number of visitors coming from the UK (-3.1 percent to 2.179 million), France (-4.6 percent to 2.017 million), Germany (-10.7 percent to 1.127 million), the Netherlands (-9.5 percent to 455 thousand) and Nordic countries (-1.0 percent to 395 thousand). Meanwhile, increases were recorded for Italy (5.5 percent to 671 thousand), Belgium (2.3 percent to 306 thousand) and Ireland (21 percent to 270 thousand). Cataluña was the main destination (23.3 percent of total arrivals); followed by Illes Balears (22.3 percent) and Andalucía (13.8 percent).

2019-09-02
Spain Foreign Tourist Arrivals Fall 1.3% in July
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain fell by 1.3 percent year-on-year to 9.887 million in July 2019, following a 3.2 percent increase in the previous month. There were declines in the number of visitors coming from the UK (-2.2 percent to 2.166 million), Germany (-3.0 percent to 1.243 million), the Netherlands (-4.8 percent to 512 thousand), Italy (-1.9 percent to 481 thousand), Belgium (-2.0 percent to 389 thousand), Nordic countries (-12.4 percent to 671 thousand), Portugal (-3.1 percent to 256 thousand) and Switzerland (-8.6 percent to 250 thousand). Meanwhile, increases were recorded for France (2.3 percent to 1.421 million), the US (19.9 percent to 430 thousand), and Ireland (6.7 percent to 286 thousand). Cataluña was the main destination (24 percent of total arrivals); followed by Illes Balears (23.7 percent) and Andalucía (12.8 percent).

2019-08-01
Spain Tourist Arrivals Rebound in June
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain rose by 3.2 percent year-on-year to 8.828 million in June 2019, following a revised 1.6 percent drop in the previous month. Visitors came mainly from Germany (8.4 percent to 1,307 thousand), France (8.0 percent to 967 thousand), the US (9.4 percent to 434 thousand), Belgium (8.7 percent to 246 thousand), and Portugal (17.9 percent to 233 thousand); while declines were registered from the UK (-5.3 percent to 2,058 thousand), Italy (-3.1 percent to 407 thousand), and the Netherlands (-0.4 percent to 403 thousand). Cataluña was the main destination (24.4 percent of total arrivals); followed by Illes Balears (23.4 percent) and Andalucía (14.1 percent).

2019-07-02
Spain Tourist Arrivals Fall 1.7% YoY in May
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).


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

Spain Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -2576573.00 -4262520.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 2830.00 893.00 5765.00 -12201.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.90 2.70 3.20 -9.60 percent [+]
Imports 29437972.94 27731273.02 30249871.83 37437.04 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 26861399.68 23468753.24 26861399.68 14286.06 EUR Thousand [+]
Terms of Trade 102.50 102.70 123.70 62.20 points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -883.00 3489.00 22976.00 -10696.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 2344.00 -1375.00 14085.00 -11176.00 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 2726.00 2856.00 3409.00 857.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 4664.35 7624.49 10493.44 1397.41 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 281.58 281.58 523.47 281.58 Tonnes [+]
Tourism Revenues 6247.00 7599.00 9407.00 833.00 EUR Million [+]
Terrorism Index 3.35 4.02 6.52 1.20 [+]
Weapons Sales 1188.00 820.00 1429.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 2124834000.00 2100503000.00 2124834000.00 618600000.00 EUR Thousand [+]