Chinese spend highest in the United States

Published on : Monday, August 14, 2017

Chinese spend highest in the United StatesLast year, as per the report released by the US Commerce Department on Friday, Chinese visitors in the United States have spent more in comparison to the visitors of other nations.

As per the said report, 2.97 million Chinese tourists had entered the US last year, and spent almost $33 billion. From 2015, the figures are up by 15 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

In the report, 2.97 million Chinese visitors to the US last year have been explained as “nothing short of explosive”. More than 13 years of consecutive growth in terms of Chinese arrivals have been relished by the US, 12 of which showed double-digit growth rates.

Though the number of Chinese visitors has grown considerably, visitor arrivals in the US dropped by 2 percent in 2016 from 2015 on the whole. Also, visitor spending dropped by 1 percent respectively. This drop has been described by the report as the first decline in visitors ever since the year 2009 and explained that the first round data for this year shows a slight increase in visitors.

China occupies the top spot in terms of visitor spending in the report followed by Canada, Mexico, Japan, the UK, India, Brazil, Australia, South Korea and Germany. Nevertheless, Chinese visitor arrivals positioned fifth, trailing Canada, Mexico, UK and Japan.

In regards to tourism-related spending in the US, China ranked seventh. After a double-digit growth for a decade, averaging 24 percent a year since 2004, China maintains its position as the No. 1 market in terms of US tourism exports, adding around $90 million a day into the economy of the US.

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