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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrivals to Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2003  
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EXPLANATORY NOTES
GLOSSARY
DATA QUALITY ISSUES


SHORT-TERM VISITOR ARRIVALS TO AUSTRALIA, JUNE 2003 PRELIMINARY


Trend estimate

The preliminary trend estimate for June 2003 (337,100) continued to decline since the series peaked in November 2002 (down 19%). Trend estimates are revised as new monthly data become available (refer to paragraphs 15 and 16 of Explanatory Notes).


Seasonally adjusted

The preliminary seasonally adjusted estimate of short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for June 2003 (356,200) represents an increase of 7% compared to the previous month. This is the first monthly increase in the seasonally adjusted series since January 2003 when a monthly increase of 1.5% was experienced. It is the biggest monthly increase since October 2002 (9%).


Original

The preliminary estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for June 2003 was 306,900. This represents a decrease of 10% compared to June 2002 (339,400). Of the selected countries presented in table 2, compared to June 2002, preliminary estimates indicate an increase in the number of visitors from Korea (up 19%), the Philippines (up 11%) and Indonesia (up 10%). There was a decline in the number of short-term visitors from China (down 52%), Taiwan (down 50%) and Japan (down 42%).

TABLE 1: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT: VISITOR ARRIVALS - JUNE 2003 PRELIMINARY

Change
between
May 2003 and
Jun 2003
Jun 2003


'000
%

Short-term Visitor Arrivals -
    Trend
337.1
-2.3
    Seasonally Adjusted
356.2
6.8
    Original
306.9
. .



TABLE 2: SHORT-TERM MOVEMENT: VISITOR ARRIVALS - COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE

Calendar year

Financial year

Quarter ended June

June

2001
2002
2001-02
2002-03p
2002
2003p
2002
2003p

OCEANIA & ANTARTICA -
New Zealand
814.9
790.1
787.7
794.3
191.2
204.7
70.1
69.1
Total
940.3
905.0
907.5
905.9
217.5
228.8
78.4
77.4
EUROPE & THE FORMER USSR -
Germany
147.6
134.8
136.8
134.2
21.8
20.6
5.9
5.0
Italy
43.3
43.3
41.1
42.7
6.9
4.7
2.4
1.9
Netherlands
56.5
53.0
54.6
52.0
7.7
7.0
2.3
2.3
Sweden
31.7
30.9
30.2
31.8
3.9
4.1
1.3
1.4
Switzerland
46.2
41.5
43.4
41.3
6.2
5.4
1.7
1.6
United Kingdom
617.2
642.7
627.1
642.8
95.6
106.0
27.0
27.4
Total
1,179.0
1,180.5
1,172.2
1,169.4
185.0
183.9
54.9
53.5
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA -
Total
56.2
51.5
56.3
49.9
9.4
8.2
3.6
2.9
SOUTHEAST ASIA -
Indonesia
97.9
89.4
94.7
87.1
19.7
19.5
7.4
8.2
Malaysia
149.4
159.0
154.3
143.3
41.7
28.0
9.6
9.5
Philippines
30.4
28.5
29.9
25.5
8.2
7.3
1.8
2.0
Singapore
296.0
286.9
295.8
259.7
76.2
55.1
31.8
28.4
Thailand
79.9
82.7
80.0
75.1
24.3
16.8
4.6
4.4
Total
679.0
673.8
682.7
616.7
176.5
132.8
57.0
54.9
NORTHEAST ASIA -
China
158.0
190.0
172.3
177.6
38.2
17.6
10.5
5.0
Japan
673.6
715.5
659.2
658.0
158.3
102.0
50.2
28.9
Korea
175.6
189.7
181.1
195.4
38.9
35.8
11.5
13.7
Taiwan
110.1
97.4
99.1
80.8
24.1
9.8
7.5
3.8
Total
1,274.3
1,345.5
1,262.4
1,253.4
289.2
193.1
90.3
63.6
THE AMERICAS -
Canada
93.1
90.9
93.0
86.4
14.6
13.5
4.0
3.9
USA
446.4
434.5
424.4
423.8
97.0
94.6
39.7
38.8
Total
577.4
556.2
551.1
537.2
118.8
113.0
46.2
44.6
AFRICA (excluding North Africa) -
South Africa
54.9
51.0
55.7
47.7
11.8
10.9
3.7
3.5
Total
71.5
67.3
72.7
63.1
15.0
14.1
4.8
4.6
Total(a)
4,855.7
4,841.2
4,768.3
4,654.5
1,029.6
889.4
339.4
306.9

(a) Includes Southern Asia and not stated/inadequately described.

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