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3401.0.55.001 - Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, May 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/06/2007   
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TREND ESTIMATES

The trend estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for May 2007 (479,700 movements), which was unchanged from April 2007 (479,700 movements). This follows monthly increases of 0.3% for March 2007 and 0.1% for April 2007.


Currently, short-term visitor arrivals are 5.2% higher than in May 2006.



SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

The seasonally adjusted estimate for short-term visitor arrivals to Australia for May 2007 (472,500 movements) decreased by 0.8% compared with April 2007 (476,300 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 7.6% for March 2007 and a monthly decrease of 5.1% for April 2007.

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




ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

In original movement terms there were an estimated 367,200 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during May 2007.

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

May 07
Apr 07 to May 07
May 06 to May 07
'000
% change
% change

Trend
479.7
-
5.2
Seasonally adjusted
472.5
-0.8
. .
Original
367.2
. .
. .

. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(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



Apr 07
May 07
Apr 07
to May 07
May 06
to May 07
Apr 07
May 07
Apr 07
to May 07
May 07
Country of residence
'000
'000
% change
% change
'000
'000
% change
'000

OCEANIA & ANTARCTICA
New Zealand
96.6
97.7
1.1
9.8
95.2
102.4
7.5
94.1
Total
109.2
110.4
1.1
10.0
108.0
115.2
6.6
105.8
NORTH-WEST EUROPE
Germany
12.8
12.9
0.3
1.1
12.7
13.0
2.4
6.9
Netherlands
4.2
4.1
-0.9
-1.6
4.0
4.2
3.7
2.0
Sweden
3.1
3.1
0.4
2.6
3.0
3.0
0.5
1.2
Switzerland
3.8
3.9
2.8
8.9
3.9
4.1
4.0
1.9
United Kingdom
61.1
60.7
-0.6
2.1
59.9
60.6
1.1
30.1
Total
104.0
103.8
-0.2
3.5
101.5
103.8
2.2
51.7
SOUTHERN & EASTERN EUROPE
Italy
4.6
4.6
0.3
9.2
4.5
4.6
0.5
2.4
Total
11.5
11.5
0.5
13.4
11.1
11.5
3.0
6.2
NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Total
7.3
7.4
0.1
18.5
7.0
7.2
2.8
3.8
SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Indonesia
7.1
7.2
1.5
8.1
7.1
7.8
9.8
5.8
Malaysia
13.9
13.9
-0.2
12.6
14.5
12.9
-10.8
14.4
Philippines
3.7
3.7
0.7
20.6
3.3
3.8
14.6
4.7
Singapore
22.3
22.3
-0.4
6.5
22.4
21.8
-2.7
20.9
Thailand
6.3
6.3
-1.3
1.6
6.1
6.2
2.1
5.9
Total
57.3
57.4
0.1
10.8
56.8
56.5
-0.5
54.6
NORTH-EAST ASIA
China
31.1
31.1
-0.2
19.9
29.5
27.2
-7.7
20.1
Japan
46.1
44.2
-4.1
-15.8
46.2
39.6
-14.2
32.8
Korea
22.3
22.5
0.9
6.9
23.6
22.0
-6.9
18.0
Taiwan
8.1
8.3
3.3
14.4
8.6
8.0
-7.0
6.7
Total
120.1
118.5
-1.3
-1.4
120.2
109.2
-9.2
85.8
AMERICAS
Canada
9.6
9.7
1.3
3.5
9.8
9.4
-4.2
6.3
United States of America
38.9
38.9
-
0.8
40.2
37.7
-6.4
30.4
Total
53.0
53.3
0.5
3.1
54.5
51.9
-4.8
40.1
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
South Africa
5.4
5.4
0.9
17.3
5.3
5.2
-2.0
3.8
Total
7.2
7.2
1.1
18.0
7.0
7.1
1.5
5.1
Total(c)
479.7
479.7
-
5.2
476.3
472.5
-0.8
367.2

- 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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