Market Profile: Mexico
Mexican Arrivals to the U.S.
 
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Market Profile: Mexico
MEXICAN ARRIVALS TO THE U.S. VIA AIR

TRENDS IN ARRIVALS (in thousands)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Total Arrivals (revised) 9,928 10,596 11,567 11,440 10,526 11,906 12,858 2,930
% Change 7% 7% 9% -1% -8% 13% 8% 30%
Air Arrivals 1,489 1,737 1,513 1,437 1,359 1,494 1,668 179
% Change 5% 17% -13% -5% -5% 10% 12% 12%


TRENDS IN RECEIPTS 1(in millions)
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2005/1999
Receipts $4,114 $5,162 $5,320 $5,565 $5,700 $6,257 $7,207 $3,093
% Change 8% 25% 3% 5% 2% 10% 15% 75%


MEXICAN AIR VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO CENSUS REGIONS AND STATES 2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
PACIFIC 33.1% 552 28.8% 430
SOUTH ATLANTIC 24.0% 400 23.0% 344
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 21.9% 365 18.1% 270
MIDDLE ATLANTIC 10.9% 182 19.6% 293
         
California 29.7% 496 27.4% 409
Texas 19.8% 330 17.5% 261
Florida 17.5% 292 19.0% 284
New York 10.4% 174 17.9% 267


MEXICAN AIR VISITATION ESTIMATES (Market Share & Volume in thousands)
VISITATION TO THE CITIES 2
  Market Share 2005 Volume 2005 Market Share 2004 Volume 2004
New York 11.5% 192 17.9% 267
Miami 9.7% 162 15.1% 226


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS
(by Percentage Point Change)
  2005 2004 % Point Change3
Purpose of Trip: (multiple response)      
     Vacation / Holiday 54% 56% -2
     Visit Friends and Relatives 44% 47% -3
     Business 25% 23% 2
     Attend Convention 8% 9% -1
Transportation Types Used in U.S.: (multiple response)      
     Rented Automobile 33% 30% 2
     Company or Private Automobile 30% 35% -5
     Airline in U.S 23% 21% 2
     Bus between Cities 8% 11% -3
     Rail between Cities 7% 11% -4


SELECTED TRAVELER CHARACTERISTICS (by Percent Change)
  2005 2004 % Point
Change or
% Change 3
Prepaid Package 8% 10% -2 pt.
First International Trip to U.S. 8% 10% -3 pt.
Average Length of Stay in U.S. (nights) 13.6 14.9 -9%
Daily Visitor Spending in U.S. $94 $102 -8%
Average Number of States Visited 1.2 1.2 0%

 

Notes:
(1) Excluding passenger fare receipts/exports.
 
(2) Only census region, state, and city destinations having a sample size of 100 or more are displayed. Due to quarterly data weighting by country and port of entry, some unreported destinations may have a higher proportion of total than those reported.
 
(3) Percentage-point and percentage changes are based on non-rounded data.
 

(pr) Preliminary estimate subject to revision.

 

(**) Estimate not shown due to sample size fewer than 100.

 
Note: This profile shows only a few of the 35 travel characteristics data reported on international arrivals to the U.S. Additional information may be obtained for a fee. To learn more, please visit our website: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/programs/ifs/index.html
 
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries; Bureau of Economic Analysis
 
Publication Date: May 2006