Visitor arrivals to Australia up 2% in 1H2019, led by arrivals from China

    Tourism Australia reported (15-Aug-2019) visitor arrivals to Australia for Jun-2019 and the six months ended Jun-2019. Details include:

    • Jun-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 660,300, +2.1% year-on-year;
        • New Zealand: 109,900, -2.1%;
        • China: 80,700, +4.3%;
        • US: 62,700, +7.7%;
        • Singapore: 59,000, +23.7%;
        • India: 34,300, +17.5%;
        • Malaysia: 31,600, -22.7%;
        • UK: 28,300, -1.7%;
        • Japan: 24,600, +6.0%;
        • Hong Kong: 20,700, stable;
        • South Korea: 19,200, -3.0%;
    • Six months ended Jun-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 4.5 million, +2.2%;
        • China: 745,100, +0.1%;
        • New Zealand: 641,500, +3.6%;
        • US: 420,900, +5.7%;
        • UK: 350,800, -4.0%;
        • Singapore: 219,600, +8.3%;
        • Japan: 214,600, +7.6%;
        • India: 196,900, +7.9%;
        • Malaysia:170,400, -6.5%;
        • Hong Kong: 147,500, +0.5%;
        • South Korea: 141,500, -4.9%.