Visitor arrivals to New Zealand up 4% in 2018

    Statistics New Zealand reported (15-Feb-2019) international visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Dec-2018 and 2018. Details include:

    • Dec-2018:
      • Total international visitor arrivals: 529,255, +3.1% year-on-year;
        • Oceania: 220,911, +1.0%;
          • Australia: 193,984, +1.2%;
        • Asia: 116,021, -3.1%;
          • China: 38,001, -3.3%;
          • Singapore: 13,437, +2.0%;
          • Japan: 12,852, -0.7%;
          • South Korea: 9830, -11.6%;
          • Hong Kong: 8901, -6.3%;
          • India: 7605, -16.8%;
          • Malaysia: 7193, +0.3%;
        • Europe: 99,041, +3.7%;
          • UK: 43,670, +5.2%;
          • Germany: 16,613, +4.8%;
        • Americas: 69,816, +6.5%;
          • US: 53,285, +10.2%;
          • Canada: 9997, +4.3%;
        • Africa and Middle East: 9994, +9.2%;
    • 12 months ended Dec-2018:
      • Total international visitor arrivals: 3.9 million, +3.5% year-on-year;
        • Oceania: 1.7 million, +1.9%;
          • Australia: 1.5 million, +1.5%;
        • Asia: 1.0 million, +6.5%;
          • China: 448,189, +7.3%;
          • Hong Kong: 58,763, +7.5%;
          • Japan: 99,784, -2.2%;
          • South Korea: 87,853, -3.6%;
          • Malaysia: 56,430, +4.8%;
          • Singapore: 61,464, +5.0%;
          • India: 67,953, +10.6%;
        • Europe: 568,169, -2.1%;
          • UK: 237,166, -4.9%;
          • Germany: 102,087, -2.6%;
        • Americas: 486,263, +6.6%;
          • US: 352,074, +6.6%;
          • Canada: 71,261, +5.9%;
        • Africa and Middle East: 52,928, +6.0%.