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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, Jul 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/08/2007   
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for July 2007 (470,900 movements) decreased by 0.5% compared with June 2007 (473,200 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.4% for May 2007 and 0.5% for June 2007.


Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 3.9% higher than in July 2006.



SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for July 2007 (467,400 movements) decreased by 0.9% compared with June 2007 (471,800 movements). This followed monthly decreases of 0.3% for May 2007 and 0.2% for June 2007.

Visitor arrivals, Short-term
Graph: Visitor arrivals Short-term




ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms there were an estimated 499,000 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during July 2007.

TABLE 1: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT, VISITOR ARRIVALS(a) - July 2007

Jul 07
Jun 07 to Jul 07
Jul 06 to Jul 07
'000
% change
% change

Trend
470.9
-0.5
3.9
Seasonally adjusted
467.4
-0.9
. .
Original
499.0
. .
. .

. . not applicable
(a) Trend and seasonally adjusted estimates may be revised each month. See Explanatory Notes 14 to 17.


TABLE 2: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT(a), VISITOR ARRIVALS - Country of Residence(b)

Trend
Seasonally Adjusted
Original



Jun 07
Jul 07
Jun 07 to Jul 07
Jul 06 to Jul 07
Jun 07
Jul 07
Jun 07 to Jul 07
Jul 07
Country of residence
'000
'000
% change
% change
'000
'000
% change
'000

OCEANIA & ANTARCTICA
New Zealand
98.6
98.9
0.2
13.0
100.1
94.5
-5.6
108.9
Total
110.8
111.1
0.3
12.6
111.0
107.8
-2.9
122.1
NORTH-WEST EUROPE
Germany
13.1
13.1
0.7
6.7
13.0
13.3
1.7
13.7
Netherlands
4.3
4.3
1.5
4.5
4.4
4.4
0.9
5.8
Sweden
2.8
2.7
-3.2
-7.4
2.7
2.6
-2.1
1.7
Switzerland
3.9
3.9
0.8
11.7
3.2
4.0
24.5
3.5
United Kingdom
57.1
56.2
-1.6
-2.6
55.4
55.7
0.5
43.4
Total
99.5
98.6
-0.9
0.8
96.3
99.2
2.9
91.2
SOUTHERN & EASTERN EUROPE
Italy
4.6
4.6
0.8
6.1
4.5
4.9
10.8
6.1
Total
11.4
11.5
0.4
10.1
11.0
12.0
8.7
12.7
NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Total
7.7
7.8
0.6
24.1
7.7
7.7
-0.5
16.0
SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Indonesia
7.4
7.6
1.7
13.3
7.8
7.3
-6.1
8.7
Malaysia
13.4
13.2
-1.2
8.9
13.9
12.6
-9.6
11.2
Philippines
3.6
3.6
0.2
16.6
3.8
3.6
-3.9
3.1
Singapore
21.3
20.7
-2.8
-3.1
20.7
19.4
-6.6
16.3
Thailand
6.8
6.8
0.3
12.9
7.7
6.0
-21.8
6.7
Total
56.5
56.0
-0.9
7.4
57.5
53.6
-6.8
51.5
NORTH-EAST ASIA
China
29.0
28.1
-3.2
6.5
28.1
28.0
-0.3
33.9
Japan
46.1
46.1
-
-12.8
48.8
48.9
0.2
48.3
Korea
22.2
22.2
0.3
1.0
21.6
22.2
2.6
23.0
Taiwan
7.6
7.4
-1.8
-0.6
6.9
7.2
4.8
10.0
Total
117.6
116.5
-0.9
-4.5
118.9
118.0
-0.8
129.1
AMERICAS
Canada
9.7
9.7
0.1
5.2
9.6
9.6
0.2
8.5
United States of America
38.1
37.8
-0.8
-0.4
38.1
37.4
-2.0
45.3
Total
52.6
52.5
-0.3
3.1
52.6
52.0
-1.2
59.4
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
South Africa
5.2
5.1
-0.7
12.4
5.0
5.1
3.4
4.2
Total
7.0
7.0
-0.1
12.9
6.7
7.1
7.2
6.8
Total(c)
473.2
470.9
-0.5
3.9
471.8
467.4
-0.9
499.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) This table presents a summary of the most recent overseas arrivals and departures estimates. Time series data for months earlier than those presented in this table are available as time series spreadsheets from the ABS web site.
(b) Data for the current month are statistically modelled on passport movements and past arrival trends from passenger cards. Monthly data prior to the current month are estimates based on passenger card data.
(c) Includes Southern and Central Asia and not stated/inadequately described.


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