Arrivals to the U.S. 2002r & 2001r (All Countries Reported by Residency and in Rank Order within Region)
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U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
International Arrivals to the U.S. by Region & Country 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) 41,891,810 44,897,868 -7%
North America (2) 22,775,103 23,065,000 -1%
CANADA (3) 12,968,103 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%
WESTERN EUROPE 8,247,779 9,111,460 -9%
UNITED KINGDOM 3,816,736 4,097,258 -7%
GERMANY 1,189,856 1,313,756 -9%
FRANCE 734,260 875,854 -16%
ITALY 406,160 472,348 -14%
NETHERLANDS 384,367 411,742 -7%
SPAIN 269,520 291,052 -7%
IRELAND 259,687 276,806 -6%
SWITZERLAND 253,940 310,826 -18%
SWEDEN 204,156 230,538 -11%
BELGIUM 159,052 181,693 -12%
DENMARK 118,716 126,345 -6%
NORWAY 112,593 123,268 -9%
AUSTRIA 97,930 123,295 -21%
FINLAND 64,860 72,864 -11%
PORTUGAL 56,012 67,222 -17%
GREECE 44,839 49,371 -9%
ICELAND 18,692 20,868 -10%
YUGOSLAVIA 10,972 10,206 8%
CROATIA 9,676 10,073 -4%
LUXEMBOURG 9,646 12,093 -20%
SLOVENIA 7,300 10,980 -34%
MALTA 4,482 6,679 -33%
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 4,068 4,755 -14%
MONACO 3,851 4,550 -15%
MACEDONIA 3,404 2,960 15%
LIECHTENSTEIN 1,248 1,653 -25%
ANDORRA 777 954 -19%
GIBRALTAR 690 929 -26%
SAN MARINO 281 503 -44%
HOLY SEE/VATICAN 8 19 -58%
EASTERN EUROPE 354,905 384,674 -8%
POLAND 108,707 108,244 0%
RUSSIA 64,228 70,348 -9%
HUNGARY 35,001 45,311 -23%
ROMANIA 26,440 28,261 -6%
CZECH REPUBLIC 26,209 39,018 -33%
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 16,473 9,971 65%
BULGARIA 13,858 11,996 16%
SLOVAKIA 12,235 12,498 -2%
UKRAINE 12,169 14,923 -18%
LITHUANIA 9,482 11,484 -17%
LATVIA 5,870 6,218 -6%
ESTONIA 5,630 5,894 -4%
ARMENIA 4,453 6,634 -33%
BELARUS 4,451 4,338 3%
ALBANIA 4,405 4,453 -1%
GEORGIA 2,618 2,153 22%
AZERBAIJAN 1,322 1,562 -15%
MOLDOVA 1,177 1,159 2%
USSR 177 209 -15%
ASIA 5,689,319 6,315,500 -10%
JAPAN 3,627,264 4,082,661 -11%
SOUTH KOREA 638,697 617,892 3%
TAIWAN 288,032 357,064 -19%
INDIA 257,271 269,674 -5%
CHINA, PRC 225,565 232,416 -3%
PHILIPPINES 173,203 180,549 -4%
HONG KONG 135,409 170,267 -20%
SINGAPORE 97,259 99,010 -2%
THAILAND 66,848 73,745 -9%
INDONESIA 45,811 59,672 -23%
MALAYSIA 40,750 52,396 -22%
PAKISTAN 39,442 57,732 -32%
VIETNAM 12,360 12,928 -4%
BANGLADESH 9,585 12,218 -22%
SRI LANKA 6,613 8,730 -24%
NEPAL 6,047 5,450 11%
UZBEKISTAN 5,534 7,233 -23%
KAZAKHSTAN 3,602 3,608 0%
KAMPUCHEA 2,575 3,304 -22%
MACAU 2,377 3,195 -26%
BURMA 1,461 1,301 12%
LAOS 1,190 1,608 -26%
KYRGYZSTAN 765 796 -4%
BRUNEI 762 943 -19%
TAJIKISTAN 295 298 -1%
TURKMENISTAN 185 342 -46%
BHUTAN 154 230 -33%
AFGHANISTAN 135 125 8%
MALDIVES 72 97 -26%
NORTH KOREA 29 16 81%
EAST TIMOR 27 - n.a.
MIDDLE EAST 482,534 644,156 -25%
ISRAEL 263,097 305,431 -14%
TURKEY 78,662 82,222 -4%
SAUDI ARABIA 25,588 69,755 -63%
EGYPT 24,315 41,438 -41%
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 19,080 37,518 -49%
LEBANON 14,517 19,401 -25%
KUWAIT 14,204 22,834 -38%
JORDAN 12,339 18,490 -33%
CYPRUS 9,378 10,893 -14%
SYRIA 5,194 8,237 -37%
IRAN 4,996 8,536 -41%
BAHRAIN 3,802 6,256 -39%
OMAN 3,468 5,051 -31%
QATAR 2,842 5,730 -50%
IRAQ 541 949 -43%
YEMEN 445 1,259 -65%
ARABIAN PENINSULA 66 156 -58%
AFRICA 241,223 287,066 -16%
SOUTH AFRICA 73,910 94,882 -22%
NIGERIA 40,128 37,406 7%
GHANA 18,957 17,184 10%
KENYA 17,275 20,651 -16%
MOROCCO 12,464 17,106 -27%
SENEGAL 7,762 10,395 -25%
ZIMBABWE 5,457 6,832 -20%
CAMEROON 5,003 4,279 17%
NIGER 4,930 2,118 133%
ETHIOPIA 4,749 5,382 -12%
GUINEA 3,589 4,334 -17%
TANZANIA 3,530 4,972 -29%
GAMBIA 3,382 2,336 45%
UGANDA 3,326 3,632 -8%
ZAMBIA 3,165 4,413 -28%
ANGOLA 2,912 3,207 -9%
MALI 2,743 3,845 -29%
IVORY COAST 2,514 5,127 -51%
BOTSWANA 2,116 2,490 -15%
TUNISIA 1,989 5,257 -62%
ALGERIA 1,988 3,268 -39%
TOGO 1,801 2,250 -20%
CAPE VERDE 1,744 4,958 -65%
CONGO 1,432 2,273 -37%
LIBERIA 1,400 2,367 -41%
MALAWI 1,212 1,332 -9%
BURKINA FASO 1,134 1,199 -5%
GABON 1,031 1,197 -14%
ERITREA 1,025 599 71%
NAMIBIA 883 1,021 -14%
SUDAN 852 1,659 -49%
MAURITIUS 846 1,577 -46%
SIERRA LEONE 765 697 10%
MOZAMBIQUE 710 918 -23%
BENIN 669 670 0%
RWANDA 657 682 -4%
MAURITANIA 558 776 -28%
MADAGASCAR 500 678 -26%
BURUNDI 289 475 -39%
LESOTHO 272 248 10%
SEYCHELLES 266 420 -37%
CHAD 229 229 0%
LIBYA 212 283 -25%
SWAZILAND 200 310 -35%
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 169 228 -26%
DJIBOUTI 127 236 -46%
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 83 133 -38%
ZAIRE 81 119 -32%
REUNION 81 202 -60%
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 33 49 -33%
GUINEA-BISSAU 30 64 -53%
SOMALIA 23 78 -71%
COMOROS 19 22 -14%
WESTERN SAHARA 1 1 0%
OCEANIA 529,091 586,309 -10%
AUSTRALIA 407,130 425,934 -4%
NEW ZEALAND 109,580 144,216 -24%
FIJI 4,112 5,789 -29%
FRENCH POLYNESIA 2,176 2,293 -5%
TONGA 2,112 2,746 -23%
NEW CALEDONIA 1,025 1,476 -31%
WESTERN SAMOA 1,006 1,107 -9%
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 668 934 -28%
KIRIBATI 516 578 -11%
COOK ISLANDS 244 342 -29%
VANUATU 214 414 -48%
SOLOMON ISLANDS 159 148 7%
TUVALU 41 60 -32%
NAURU 39 132 -70%
WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS 31 101 -69%
CHRISTMAS ISLAND 14 17 -18%
COCOS ISLANDS 11 4 175%
NIUE 11 18 -39%
PITCAIRN ISLANDS 2 0 n.a.
SOUTH AMERICA 1,815,230 2,531,089 -28%
BRAZIL 405,094 551,406 -27%
VENEZUELA 395,913 555,292 -29%
COLOMBIA 321,439 371,747 -14%
ARGENTINA 164,658 434,011 -62%
PERU 164,482 186,008 -12%
ECUADOR 139,094 147,527 -6%
CHILE 115,359 150,350 -23%
URUGUAY 47,316 60,346 -22%
BOLIVIA 25,011 34,943 -28%
GUYANA 19,358 16,955 14%
PARAGUAY 12,069 16,405 -26%
SURINAME 5,237 5,832 -10%
FALKLAND ISLANDS 106 99 7%
FRENCH GUIANA 94 168 -44%
CENTRAL AMERICA 704,050 770,803 -9%
EL SALVADOR 197,159 207,890 -5%
GUATEMALA 162,367 171,955 -6%
COSTA RICA 124,993 143,434 -13%
HONDURAS 85,322 87,645 -3%
PANAMA 75,495 87,714 -14%
NICARAGUA 36,387 43,483 -16%
BELIZE 22,327 28,682 -22%
CARIBBEAN 1,052,576 1,201,811 -12%
BAHAMAS 262,469 293,022 -10%
JAMAICA 183,903 229,003 -20%
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 153,586 171,568 -10%
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 118,336 127,102 -7%
HAITI 59,444 65,169 -9%
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 58,043 52,378 11%
BARBADOS 41,934 46,494 -10%
CAYMAN ISLANDS 35,069 46,252 -24%
CUBA 26,880 31,425 -14%
DOMINICA 17,271 14,221 21%
ANTIGUA-BARBUDA 16,317 20,207 -19%
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 14,497 23,745 -39%
ST. LUCIA 12,530 14,941 -16%
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 9,989 14,611 -32%
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 7,917 10,183 -22%
GRENADA 7,161 8,656 -17%
GUADELOUPE 6,290 7,448 -16%
BERMUDA 6,227 7,107 -12%
MARTINIQUE 6,021 7,500 -20%
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES 4,992 5,931 -16%
ANGUILLA 3,050 4,121 -26%
MONTSERRAT 650 727 -11%

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

n.a. = not applicable

r = revised

* The 2002 arrivals data has been revised to exclude transit passengers to endure the data is directly comparable to past years

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

(2) North America includes Canada and Mexico only.

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

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

(5) Overseas is all countries except Canada and Mexico

* Note 2: Transit passengers have been deleted from these counts to develop the final arrival totals for 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