FTAs registered growth of 12.9% in July 2014 over July 2013

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

FTAs during the Month of July 2014 was 5.72 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.06 lakh during the month of July 2013 and 4.86 lakh in July 2012.

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of data received from major ports and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data available from Reserve Bank of India. The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of July 2014.


Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

  • FTAs during the Month of July 2014 was 5.72 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.06 lakh during the month of July 2013 and 4.86 lakh in July 2012.
  • There has been a growth of 12.9% in July 2014 over July 2013 as compared to a  growth of 4.2%  registered  in July 2013 over July  2012.
  • FTAs during the period January-July 2014 were 41.15 lakh with a growth of 6.2% , as compared to the FTAs of 38.74 lakh with a growth of 4.4% during  January-July 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.
  • The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during July 2014 among the top 15 source countries was the highest from USA (16.88%) followed by Bangladesh (14.69%), UK (12.66%), France (4.14%), Sri Lanka (3.61%),Malaysia (3.51%), Canada (2.84%), Japan (2.75%), Germany (2.70%), China (2.29%), Australia (2.23%), Nepal (2.11%), Singapore (1.85%), Pakistan (1.75%) and Republic of Korea (1.72%) .

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in Indian rupee terms and US$terms

  • FEEs during the month of July 2014 were Rs. 10,336 crore as compared to Rs. 8,620 crore in July 2013 and Rs. 8,389 crore in July 2012.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in July 2014 over July 2013 was 19.9% as compared to 2.8% in July 2013 over July 2012.
  • FEE from tourism in rupee terms during January-July 2014 were Rs. 67,096 crore with a growth of 11.4%, as compared to the FEE of Rs. 60,207 crore with a growth of 15.5% during January-July 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.
  • FEEs in US$ terms during the month of July 2014 were US$1.721bn as compared to FEEs of US$1.442bn during the month of July 2013 and US$1.512bn in July  2012.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in July 2014 over July 2013 was growth of 19.3% as compared to the negative growth of 4.6% in  July 2013 over July  2012.
  • FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-July 2014 were US$11.055bn with a growth of 1.9%, as compared to US$10.850bn with a growth of 8.9% during  January-July 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.
 

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