Top 50 Markets for International Arrivals to the United States by Country of Residency
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January - December 2005 vs. 2004, with percentage change
2005 Rank Region / Country of Residence 2005p TOTAL 2004 TOTAL % Change 2005 / 2004
  TOTAL ALL COUNTRIES (1) 49,401,528 46,084,257 7%
  NORTH AMERICA (2) 27,723,000 25,762,000 8%
1 CANADA (3) 14,865,000 13,856,000 7%
       Canada Air (4) 5,125,000 4,583,000 12%
2 MEXICO (3) 12,858,000 11,906,000 8%
       Mexico Air (5) 1,668,432 1,439,971 16%
  OVERSEAS (6) 21,678,528 20,322,257 7%
3 UNITED KINGDOM 4,344,957 4,302,737 1%
4 JAPAN 3,883,906 3,747,620 4%
5 GERMANY 1,415,530 1,319,904 7%
6 FRANCE 878,648 775,274 13%
7 SOUTH KOREA 705,093 626,595 13%
8 AUSTRALIA 581,773 519,955 12%
9 ITALY 545,546 470,805 16%
10 BRAZIL 485,373 384,734 26%
11 NETHERLANDS 448,650 424,872 6%
12 CHINA (NET) (7) 405,380 325,879 24%
 

     CHINA, PRC (8)

270,272 202,544 33%
 

     HONG KONG (8)

135,108 123,335 10%
13 SPAIN 385,640 333,432 16%
14 IRELAND 383,400 345,119 11%
15 INDIA 344,926 308,845 12%
16 VENEZUELA 340,315 330,285 3%
17 COLOMBIA 325,398 295,371 10%
18 TAIWAN 318,886 297,684 7%
19 SWEDEN 290,530 254,258 14%
20 ISRAEL 284,310 275,373 3%
21 SWITZERLAND 256,730 243,186 6%
22 BAHAMAS 237,140 265,681 -11%
23 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 221,449 180,048 23%
24 BELGIUM 191,596 175,997 9%
25 ARGENTINA 188,865 167,726 13%
26 JAMAICA 175,351 163,059 8%
27 DENMARK 174,581 150,839 16%
28 GUATEMALA 170,076 161,983 5%
29 EL SALVADOR 164,492 181,209 -9%
30 PHILIPPINES 153,821 143,962 7%
31 PERU 151,823 151,409 0%
32 ECUADOR 143,073 133,046 8%
33 NEW ZEALAND 139,780 127,394 10%
34 NORWAY 139,043 130,400 7%
35 POLAND 134,430 123,003 9%
36 COSTA RICA 133,820 127,112 5%
37 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 128,392 121,158 6%
38 AUSTRIA 117,688 112,950 4%
39 SINGAPORE 115,939 106,527 9%
40 CHILE 101,550 101,171 0%
41 HONDURAS 89,718 85,506 5%
42 FINLAND 89,125 78,612 13%
43 SOUTH AFRICA 89,102 78,433 14%
44 RUSSIA 84,780 72,419 17%
45 TURKEY 84,434 76,404 11%
46 PANAMA 78,855 76,032 4%
47 PORTUGAL 68,111 60,930 12%
48 THAILAND 66,833 66,287 1%
49 HAITI 63,970 60,521 6%
50 NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (9) 59,126 56,179 5%

Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries;
Statistics Canada (Canada); Banco de Mexico/Secretaria de Turismo (Mexico)

p = preliminary estimate subject to revision.

(1) Total All Countries is the sum of Canada, Mexico, and Overseas countries.

(2) North America includes Canada and Mexico only.

(3) The Canada and Mexico arrival estimates are based on survey research, rounded to the nearest thousand,
and subject to revision.

(4) The Canada air traveler estimates are based on Statistics Canada traveler measurement systems.

(5) Mexico air traveler data are based on the Department of Homeland Securities I-94 form.

(6) Overseas includes arrivals from all countries except Canada and Mexico.

(7) Arrivals are a combined total for People's Republic of China and Hong Kong.

(8) Arrivals are from People's Republic of China or Hong Kong only.

(9) Aruba arrival figures are merged with the Netherlands Antilles for all years in this table.

Released: March 2006