Arrivals to the U.S. 2003pr & 2002 (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 2003pr vs. 2002, with percentage change

Region/ Country of Residence 2003pr Arrivals TOTAL 2002 Arrivals TOTAL 2003pr/2002 % Change
Total All Countries(1) 40,356,213 41,891,707 -4%
North America (2) 22,330,000 22,775,000 -2%
CANADA (3) 12,660,000 12,968,000 -2%
    Canada Air (3) 4,171,000 4,126,000 1%
MEXICO (3) 9,670,000 9,807,000 -1%
    Mexico Air (4) 1,359,418 1,436,727 -5%
 
OVERSEAS (5) 18,026,213 19,116,707 -6%
WESTERN EUROPE 8,294,083 8,247,779 1%
UNITED KINGDOM 3,936,112 3,816,736 3%
GERMANY 1,180,212 1,189,856 -1%
FRANCE 688,887 734,260 -6%
ITALY 408,633 406,160 1%
NETHERLANDS 373,690 384,367 -3%
SPAIN 284,031 269,520 5%
IRELAND 254,320 259,687 -2%
SWITZERLAND 230,042 253,940 -9%
SWEDEN 211,386 204,156 4%
BELGIUM 151,069 159,052 -5%
DENMARK 125,435 118,716 6%
NORWAY 113,233 112,593 1%
AUSTRIA 99,924 97,930 2%
FINLAND 67,761 64,860 4%
PORTUGAL 54,572 56,012 -3%
GREECE 40,993 44,839 -9%
ICELAND 21,389 18,692 14%
CROATIA 9,685 9,676 0%
LUXEMBOURG 9,522 9,646 -1%
SLOVENIA 9,420 7,300 29%
YUGOSLAVIA 5,670 10,972 -48%
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 4,154 4,068 2%
MALTA 4,080 4,482 -9%
MONACO 3,707 3,851 -4%
MACEDONIA 3,119 3,404 -8%
LIECHTENSTEIN 1,099 1,248 -12%
GIBRALTAR 841 690 22%
ANDORRA 800 777 3%
SAN MARINO 284 281 1%
HOLY SEE/VATICAN 13 8 63%
EASTERN EUROPE 344,594 354,905 -3%
POLAND 107,892 108,707 -1%
RUSSIA 62,330 64,228 -3%
CZECH REPUBLIC 33,174 26,209 27%
HUNGARY 31,984 35,001 -9%
ROMANIA 25,058 26,440 -5%
UKRAINE 15,098 12,169 24%
BULGARIA 13,868 13,858 0%
SLOVAKIA 10,677 12,235 -13%
LITHUANIA 7,539 9,482 -20%
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 7,535 16,473 -54%
ESTONIA 5,569 5,630 -1%
LATVIA 5,280 5,870 -10%
BYELARUS 5,033 4,451 13%
ALBANIA 4,101 4,405 -7%
ARMENIA 3,244 4,453 -27%
GEORGIA 3,106 2,618 19%
AZERBAIJAN 1,508 1,322 14%
MOLDOVA 1,427 1,177 21%
USSR 171 177 -3%
ASIA 5,003,261 5,689,319 -12%
JAPAN 3,169,682 3,627,264 -13%
SOUTH KOREA 617,573 638,697 -3%
INDIA 272,161 257,271 6%
TAIWAN 238,999 288,032 -17%
CHINA, PRC 157,326 225,565 -30%
PHILIPPINES 134,338 173,203 -22%
HONG KONG 114,112 135,409 -16%
SINGAPORE 87,525 97,259 -10%
THAILAND 55,884 66,848 -16%
INDONESIA 40,744 45,811 -11%
MALAYSIA 34,274 40,750 -16%
PAKISTAN 31,222 39,442 -21%
VIETNAM 9,463 12,360 -23%
BANGLADESH 8,434 9,585 -12%
SRI LANKA 7,622 6,613 15%
NEPAL 6,270 6,047 4%
UZBEKISTAN 4,907 5,534 -11%
KAZAKHSTAN 3,355 3,602 -7%
KAMPUCHEA 3,115 2,575 21%
MACAU 2,209 2,377 -7%
LAOS 955 1,190 -20%
BURMA 829 1,461 -43%
BRUNEI 702 762 -8%
KYRGYZSTAN 600 765 -22%
TAJIKISTAN 250 295 -15%
AFGHANISTAN 227 135 68%
BHUTAN 188 154 22%
TURKMENISTAN 176 185 -5%
MALDIVES 82 72 14%
NORTH KOREA 29 29 0%
EAST TIMOR 8 27 -70%
MIDDLE EAST 447,112 482,534 -7%
ISRAEL 249,034 263,097 -5%
TURKEY 75,227 78,662 -4%
EGYPT 20,225 24,315 -17%
SAUDI ARABIA 18,727 25,588 -27%
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 18,353 19,080 -4%
KUWAIT 13,775 14,204 -3%
LEBANON 12,981 14,517 -11%
JORDAN 11,798 12,339 -4%
CYPRUS 9,485 9,378 1%
SYRIA 3,843 5,194 -26%
BAHRAIN 3,745 3,802 -1%
IRAN 3,454 4,996 -31%
OMAN 2,911 3,468 -16%
QATAR 2,698 2,842 -5%
IRAQ 442 541 -18%
YEMEN 388 445 -13%
ARABIAN PENINSULA 26 66 -61%
AFRICA 236,266 241,223 -2%
SOUTH AFRICA 72,029 73,910 -3%
NIGERIA 46,938 40,128 17%
GHANA 20,760 18,957 10%
KENYA 13,913 17,275 -19%
MOROCCO 11,857 12,464 -5%
SENEGAL 6,830 7,762 -12%
ETHIOPIA 5,582 4,749 18%
ZIMBABWE 5,223 5,457 -4%
CAMEROON 5,214 5,003 4%
GUINEA 3,958 3,589 10%
TANZANIA 3,506 3,530 -1%
UGANDA 3,215 3,326 -3%
GAMBIA 2,910 3,382 -14%
ZAMBIA 2,782 3,165 -12%
ANGOLA 2,781 2,912 -4%
MALI 2,705 2,743 -1%
TUNISIA 2,020 1,989 2%
BOTSWANA 1,873 2,116 -11%
NIGER 1,720 4,930 -65%
TOGO 1,695 1,801 -6%
IVORY COAST 1,649 2,514 -34%
ALGERIA 1,631 1,988 -18%
CAPE VERDE 1,211 1,744 -31%
CONGO 1,111 1,432 -22%
MALAWI 1,098 1,212 -9%
BURKINA FASO 1,075 1,134 -5%
ERITREA 1,034 1,025 1%
GABON 980 1,031 -5%
NAMIBIA 912 883 3%
SIERRA LEONE 882 765 15%
LIBERIA 848 1,400 -39%
MAURITIUS 701 846 -17%
BENIN 698 669 4%
RWANDA 674 657 3%
SUDAN 670 852 -21%
MOZAMBIQUE 623 710 -12%
MAURITANIA 564 558 1%
MADAGASCAR 499 500 0%
SEYCHELLES 246 266 -8%
CHAD 230 229 0%
LESOTHO 201 272 -26%
LIBYA 199 212 -6%
DJIBOUTI 191 127 50%
SWAZILAND 191 200 -5%
BURUNDI 181 289 -37%
REUNION 174 81 115%
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 78 83 -6%
ZAIRE 76 81 -6%
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 47 169 -72%
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 33 33 0%
SOMALIA 22 23 -4%
GUINEA-BISSAU 15 30 -50%
COMOROS 10 19 -47%
WESTERN SAHARA 1 1 0%
OCEANIA 524,599 529,091 -1%
AUSTRALIA 405,698 407,130 0%
NEW ZEALAND 107,214 109,580 -2%
FIJI 3,408 4,112 -17%
FRENCH POLYNESIA 2,434 2,176 12%
TONGA 1,713 2,112 -19%
WESTERN SAMOA 1,208 1,006 20%
NEW CALEDONIA 961 1,025 -6%
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 586 668 -12%
KIRIBATI 547 516 6%
COOK ISLANDS 456 244 87%
VANUATU 184 214 -14%
SOLOMON ISLANDS 99 159 -38%
WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS 26 31 -16%
TUVALU 23 41 -44%
NAURU 18 39 -54%
CHRISTMAS ISLAND 15 14 7%
NIUE 6 11 -45%
COCOS ISLANDS 3 11 -73%
PITCAIRN ISLANDS 0 2 n.a.
SOUTH AMERICA 1,522,191 1,815,230 -16%
BRAZIL 348,945 405,094 -14%
VENEZUELA 284,423 395,913 -28%
COLOMBIA 280,259 321,439 -13%
PERU 154,324 164,482 -6%
ARGENTINA 150,719 164,658 -8%
ECUADOR 119,737 139,094 -14%
CHILE 95,389 115,359 -17%
URUGUAY 34,801 47,316 -26%
BOLIVIA 22,307 25,011 -11%
GUYANA 15,991 19,358 -17%
PARAGUAY 9,754 12,069 -19%
SURINAME 5,346 5,237 2%
FRENCH GUIANA 102 94 9%
FALKLAND ISLANDS 94 106 -11%
CENTRAL AMERICA 655,841 704,050 -7%
EL SALVADOR 177,240 197,159 -10%
GUATEMALA 151,891 162,367 -6%
COSTA RICA 112,880 124,993 -10%
HONDURAS 82,099 85,322 -4%
PANAMA 72,413 75,495 -4%
NICARAGUA 37,244 36,387 2%
BELIZE 22,074 22,327 -1%
CARIBBEAN 998,266 1,052,576 -5%
BAHAMAS 253,229 262,469 -4%
JAMAICA 159,484 183,903 -13%
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 153,019 153,586 0%
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 111,820 118,336 -6%
HAITI 59,756 59,444 1%
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 54,170 58,043 -7%
BARBADOS 41,558 41,934 -1%
CAYMAN ISLANDS 37,160 35,069 6%
CUBA 18,543 26,880 -31%
ANTIGUA-BARBUDA 16,479 16,317 1%
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 14,748 14,497 2%
BERMUDA 13,382 6,227 115%
ST. LUCIA 12,007 12,530 -4%
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 9,717 9,989 -3%
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 7,897 7,917 0%
GRENADA 7,509 7,161 5%
DOMINICA 6,792 17,271 -61%
GUADELOUPE 6,019 6,290 -4%
MARTINIQUE 5,902 6,021 -2%
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES 4,928 4,992 -1%
ANGUILLA 3,451 3,050 13%
MONTSERRAT 696 650 7%

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

n.a. - not applicable

* 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 [back]

(2) North America includes Canada and Mexico only. [back]

(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. [back]

(4) Mexico air data is based upon the Department of Homeland Security I-94 form. [back]

(5) Overseas is all countries except Canada and Mexico [back]

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

Released: March 2004