Top 50 Markets for International Visitor Arrivals to the United States 2000 and 1999
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2000 Rank Country of Residence 2000 TOTAL 1999 TOTAL 00/99% Change
  TOTAL ALL COUNTRIES (pr)
50,890,701
48,491,187
4.9%
  TOTAL OVERSEAS* (pr)
25,974,701
24,466,187
6.2%
1 Canada**
14,594,000
14,110,000
3.4%
  Canada Air**
5,299,640
4,963,000
6.8%
2 Mexico** (pr)
10,322,000
9,915,000
4.1%
  Mexico Air
1,736,609
1,489,170
16.6%
3 JAPAN
5,061,377
4,826,077
4.9%
4 UNITED KINGDOM
4,703,008
4,252,160
10.6%
5 GERMANY
1,786,045
1,984,627
-10.0%
6 FRANCE
1,087,087
1,059,014
2.7%
7 BRAZIL
737,245
665,013
10.9%
8 SOUTH KOREA
661,844
498,643
32.7%
9 ITALY
612,357
626,217
-2.2%
10 VENEZUELA
576,663
552,225
4.4%
11 NETHERLANDS
553,297
526,819
5.0%
12 AUSTRALIA
539,559
483,157
11.7%
13 ARGENTINA
533,936
501,660
6.4%
14 ROC (TAIWAN)
457,302
453,299
0.9%
15 COLOMBIA
417,065
415,724
0.3%
16 SWITZERLAND
395,031
405,626
-2.6%
17 SPAIN
361,177
362,848
-0.5%
18 ISRAEL
325,199
283,306
14.8%
19 SWEDEN
321,881
314,258
2.4%
20 BAHAMAS
293,911
282,286
4.1%
21 IRELAND
285,697
246,394
16.0%
22 INDIA
274,202
228,072
20.2%
23 BELGIUM
249,957
233,547
7.0%
24 CHINA, PRC
249,441
191,175
30.5%
25 JAMAICA
242,903
217,730
11.6%
26 HONG KONG
203,300
192,911
5.4%
27 DOMINCAN REPUBLIC
197,298
200,817
-1.8%
28 CHILE
192,361
181,234
6.1%
29 PERU
192,062
159,276
20.6%
30 GUATEMALA
185,677
163,095
13.8%
31 EL SALVADOR
184,574
160,781
14.8%
32 COSTA RICA
176,056
160,781
9.5%
33 AUSTRIA
175,533
194,230
-9.6%
34 NEW ZEALAND
172,012
160,458
7.2%
35 PHILIPPINES
168,053
144,678
16.2%
36 DENMARK
149,211
146,479
1.9%
37 NORWAY
147,540
145,601
1.3%
38 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
137,689
117,396
17.3%
39 SINGAPORE
136,439
118,476
15.2%
40 ECUADOR
129,938
118,759
9.4%
41 POLAND
116,277
104,624
11.1%
42 SOUTH AFRICA
116,113
107,258
8.4%
43 PANAMA
107,349
99,498
16.7%
44 TURKEY
106,427
88,301
21.6%
45 FINLAND
93,649
90,622
17.4%
46 HONDURAS
90,714
81,998
14.2%
47 THAILAND
86,971
74,385
22.0%
48 PORTUGAL
86,333
79,413
9.5%
49 RUSSIA
76,739
81,378
6.1%
50 SAUDI ARABIA
75,320
72,891
5.3%

* Overseas includes all countries except Canada and Mexico

** Canada and Mexico figures are subject to revisions. Both figures are based on survey research and therefore rounded to the nearest thousand.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Tourism Industries: Statistics Canada; & Secretaria de Turismo (Mexico)

Date: April 2001