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VISITOR STATISTICS FOR JANUARY, 2017

Date : 2017/03/17

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VISITOR STATISTICS FOR JANUARY, 2017
I. A total of 824,799 visitors arrived in the Republic of China in January, 2017, down 41,131 or -4.75% from the 865,930 in January of last year. The arrivals included 469,365 foreign visitors and 355,434 Overseas Chinese. Compared with January of last year, the number of foreign visitors increased by 53,862 or 12.96%, and the number of Overseas Chinese visitors decreased by 94,993 or -21.09%. Daily arrivals in January averaged 26,606.

II. Main markets by residence in January, 2017:
1. Mainland China accounted for 255,689 or 31% of the total, down 30.22%, consisting of 3,725 foreign visitors, up 36.4%, and 251,964 Overseas Chinese, down 30.72%.
2. Japan accounted for 129,403 or 15.69% of the total, down 9.56%, consisting of 129,278 foreign visitors, down 9.58%, and 125 Overseas Chinese, up 14.68%.
3. Hong Kong and Macao, 112,043 or 13.58%, up 19.9%, consisting of 10,166 foreign visitors, up 24.01%, and 101,877 Overseas Chinese, up 19.5%.
4. U.S.A., 44,235 or 5.36%, up 16.73%, consisting of 43,910 foreign visitors, up 16.78%, and 325 Overseas Chinese, up 10.92%.
5. Southeast Asia, 119,560 or 14.5%, up 28.27%, consisting of 118,960 foreign visitors, up 28.32%, and 600 Overseas Chinese, up 20%.
6. Australia and New Zealand, 10,375 or 1.26%, up 10%, consisting of 10,321 foreign visitors, up 9.93%, and 54 Overseas Chinese,up 25.58%.
7. Europe, 24,944 or 3.02%, up 13.69%,consisting of 24,891 foreign visitors, up 13.73%, and 53 Overseas Chinese, down 1.85%.
8. Korea, 112,078 or 13.59%, up 30.87%, consisting of 111,823 foreign visitors, up 30.92%, and 255 Overseas Chinese, up 11.84%.
9. Other countries or regions accounted for 16,472 or 2%, up 10.7%, consisting of 16,291 foreign visitors, up 11.52%, and 181 Overseas Chinese, down 33.46%.
III. Main markets by country of nationality in January, 2017:
1. Japan accounted for 129,382 or 15.69% of the total. This was down 13,708 or -9.58% form the number 143,090 in the same month last year.
2. U.S.A., 46,169 or 5.6%, up 7,086 or 18.13%.
3. Southeast Asia, 118,514 or 14.37%, up 26,368 or 28.62%.
4. Australia and New Zealand, 12,171 or 1.48%, up 1,371 or 12.69%.
5. Europe, 31,185 or 3.78%, up 4,183 or 15.49%. (Germany accounted for 5,096, up 225 or 4.62%, and U.K. for 8,430, up 1,429 or 20.41%).
6. Korea, 112,321 or 13.62%, up 26,330 or 30.62%.
7. Other nationals accounted for 19,623 or 2.38%, up 2,232 or 12.83%.
8. Overseas Chinese visitors accounted for 355,434 or 43.09%, (Overseas Chinese visitors from Hong Kong and Macao accounted for 101,877 or 28.66% of the total Overseas Chinese visitors, up 16,627 or 19.5%).

IV. Visitor arrivals distribution by mode of transport and port of entry, gender, age, purpose of visit and length of stay in January, 2017:
1. Mode of transport and port of entry: by air 783,580 or 95%, of whom 635,772 or 77.08% entered through the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, 64,274 or 7.79%, through Kaohsiung Airport; By sea, 41,219 or 5%, arrived at Kaohsiung, Keelung, Taichung and others.
2. Gender: 384,806 or 46.65% were males and 439,993 or 53.35% were females.
3. Age groups : under 19 years, 93,234 or 11.3%; 20-39 years, 353,142 or 42.82%; 40-59 years, 273,648 or 33.18%, 60 years and over, 104,775 or 12.7%.
4. Purpose of visit : Business 50,500 or 6.12%, pleasure 595,064 or 72.15%, visit relatives 46,238 or 5.61%, atding conference, 2,638 or 0.32%, study 2,752 or 0.33%, atding exhibition 467 or 0.06%, medical treatment 2,362 or 0.29%, others 124,778 or 15.13%.
5. Length of stay : Visitors who stayed for 1 night accounted for 39,813 or 4.36%, 2 nights 98,254 or 10.76%, 3 nights 188,075 or 20.59%, 4 nights 109,632 or 12%, 5-7 nights 206,908 or 22.65%, 8-15 nights 90,103 or 9.86%, 16-30 nights 27,121 or 2.97%, 31-60 nights 13,803 or 1.51%, 61-90 nights 8,866 or 0.97% and over 90 nights 130,852 or 14.33%. The average length of stay of visitors leaving in January was 6.82 nights.