Visitor arrivals to Australia up 5% to 9.2m in 2018, led by arrivals from China

    Tourism Australia reported (19-Feb-2019) visitor arrivals to Australia for Dec-2018 and the year ending Dec-2018. Details include:

    • Dec-2018:
      • Visitor arrivals: 1.1 million, +4.2% year-on-year;
        • New Zealand: 126,900, +0.4%;
        • UK: 117,900, -5.2%;
        • China: 115,300, +3.4%;
        • US: 100,900, +5.7%;
        • Singapore: 58,200, +12.4%;
        • Japan: 49,900, +16.3%;
        • India: 39,300, +15.2%;
        • Malaysia: 38,900, -1.8%;
        • Hong Kong: 37,500, +4.5%;
        • South Korea: 28,600, -12.5%;
    • 12 months ended Dec-2018:
      • Visitor arrivals: 9.2 million, +4.9% year-on-year;
        • China: 1.4 million, +5.5%;
        • New Zealand: 1.4 million, +1.9%;
        • UK: 733,400, +0.1%;
        • US: 789,100, +1.1%;
        • Japan: 469,200, +7.9%;
        • Singapore: 447,800, +3.4%;
        • Malaysia: 401,100, +1.1%;
        • India: 357,700, +18.2%;
        • Hong Kong: 308,700, +9.8%;
        • South Korea: 288,000, -4.7%.