International Arrivals to U.S. by Region of Residency Historical Visitation - 1986-1996

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COUNTRY 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996r
North America* 17,016,190 17,300,220 21,430,090 22,365,940 24,303,660 26,519,290 29,470,691 27,117,000 26,294,949 22,746,000 23,830,700
Mexico 6,223,190 5,047,220 7,730,090 7,040,940 7,040,660 7,406,290 10,872,230 9,824,000 11,321,000 8,083,000 8,530,000
Canada 10,793,000 12,253,000 13,700,000 15,325,000 17,263,000 19,113,000 18,598,461 17,293,000 14,973,949 14,663,000 15,300,700
Overseas 8,959,938 10,534,445 12,512,212 13,998,703 15,059,010 16,154,520 17,791,029 18,661,817 18,457,946 20,638,966 22,658,166
Europe 3,721,570 4,663,576 5,771,663 6,251,036 6,658,796 7,360,080 8,261,869 8,630,460 8,118,587 8,792,732 9,727,300
Western Europe 3,640,510 4,580,427 5,660,696 6,094,746 6,460,065 7,151,361 8,054,871 8,397,055 7,864,892 8,492,347 9,377,079
Eastern Europe 81,060 83,149 110,967 156,290 198,731 208,719 206,998 233,405 253,695 300,385 350,221
South America 944,155 934,773 1,013,215 1,133,615 1,327,609 1,575,154 1,770,162 2,026,391 2,111,985 2,449,181 2,461,034
Central America 311,061 330,012 350,495 384,225 412,337 443,712 481,005 544,602 513,054 508,695 523,584
Caribbean 793,314 910,829 1,002,861 1,108,695 1,136,673 1,061,082 1,004,291 1,098,110 1,030,855 1,043,719 1,132,785
Far East 2,258,412 2,829,381 3,370,198 4,022,750 4,359,609 4,578,752 5,096,893 5,165,147 5,550,847 6,616,203 7,500,335
Middle East 309,004 309,039 348,637 356,046 365,150 356,612 372,547 418,703 403,277 454,177 479,694
Oceania 376,150 430,192 517,729 605,384 661,696 640,527 654,427 609,435 556,400 588,480 628,861
Africa 146,082 126,643 137,414 136,952 137,140 138,601 149,835 168,969 172,941 185,779 204,573
GRAND TOTAL 29,597,508 32,498,241 39,713,965 42,615,679 46,021,466 50,033,890 55,523,589 45,779,000 44,753,000 43,385,000 46,488,866
Percent Change 26.9% 9.8% 22.2% 7.3% 8.0% 8.7% 11.0% -17.6% -2.2% -3.1% 7.2%

r = revision due to changes in INS processing.
* = North America includes Canada and Mexico

Source: Tourism Industries, International Trade Adminstration, 2/98.