International Arrivals to the U.S. by Region of Residency 2002r and 2001r
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U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
International Arrivals to the U.S. by Region of Residency
January - December 2002r vs. 2001r, with percentage change
Revised Estimates *
Region/
Country of Residence
2002r
TOTAL
2001r
TOTAL
2002r/2001r
% Change
Total All Countries (1) 41,891,707 44,897,868 -7%
North America (2) 22,775,000 23,065,000 -1%
  Canada (3) 12,968,000 13,507,000 -4%
    Canada Air (3) 4,126,000 4,637,000 -11%
  Mexico (3) 9,807,000 9,558,000 3%
    Mexico Air (4) 1,436,727 1,512,980 -5%
Overseas (5) 19,116,707 21,832,868 -12%
  Europe 8,602,684 9,496,134 -9%
    Western Europe 8,247,779 9,111,460 -9%
    Eastern Europe 354,905 384,674 -8%
  Asia 5,689,319 6,315,500 -10%
  South America 1,815,230 2,531,089 -28%
  Caribbean 1,052,576 1,201,811 -12%
  Central America 704,050 770,803 -9%
  Oceania 529,091 586,309 -10%
  Middle East 482,534 644,156 -25%
  Africa 241,223 287,066 -16%

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

r = revised

* The 2002 arrivals data has been revised in a method that ensures it is comparable to previous years. See explanation in note 2.

(1) Total all countries is the sum of Canada, Mexico and all overseas. (top)

(2) North America includes Canada and Mexico only. (top)

(3) Canada and Mexico figures are subject to revision. Both figures are based on survey research data obtained from their respective governments and therefore rounded to the nearest thousand. (top)

(4) Mexico air data is based upon the Immigration & Naturalization Service I-94 form. (top)

(5) Overseas is all countries except Canada and Mexico. (top)

* Note 2: Transit passenger arrivals have been deleted from these counts to develop the final arrival totals for 2001 and 2002.

The overseas arrivals data is from the INS I-94 form. To learn more about this program, go to: https://travel.trade.gov/research/programs/i94/index.html.

Released: April 2003