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Statistics Release

109-04-06

Visitor Statistical Analysis for February, 2020

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A total of 357,357 visitors arrived in the Republic of China in February, 2020, decreasing 598,845 or -62.63% from the 956,202 in February of last year. The arrivals included 329,898 foreign visitors and 27,459 Overseas Chinese. Compared with February of last year, the number of foreign visitors decreased by 232,076 or -41.30%, and the number of Overseas Chinese visitors decreased by 366,769 or -93.03%.
  1. Main markets by residence
    1. Mainland China accounted for 5,540 or 1.55% of the total, down -98.05%, consisting of 373 foreign visitors, down 85.65%, and 5,167 Overseas Chinese, down 98.16%.
    2. Hong Kong and Macao, 22,186 or 6.21% of the total, down 81.44%, consisting of 1,046 foreign visitors, down 86.99%, and 21,140 Overseas Chinese, down 81.04%.
    3. Japan accounted for 114,053 or 31.92% of the total, down 21.30%, consisting of 113,941 foreign visitors, down 21.30%, and 112 Overseas Chinese, down 18.25%.
    4. Korea, 22,486 or 6.29% of the total, down 80.35%, consisting of 22,295 foreign visitors, down 80.45%, and 191 Overseas Chinese, down 46.94%.
    5. Southeast Asia, 144,931 or 40.56% of the total, down 27.42%, consisting of 144,358 foreign visitors, down 27.42%, and 573 Overseas Chinese, down 27.19%.
    6. U.S.A., 18,776 or 5.25% of the total, down 52.09%, consisting of 18,626 foreign visitors, down 52.10%, and 150 Overseas Chinese, down 51.61%.
    7. Australia and New Zealand, 3,787 or 1.06% of the total, down 50.41%, consisting of 3,774 foreign visitors, down 50.47%, and 13 Overseas Chinese, down 18.75%.
    8. Europe, 15,179 or 4.25% of the total, down 43.29%, consisting of 15,161 foreign visitors, down 43.28%, and 18 Overseas Chinese, down 51.35%.
    9. Other countries or regions accounted for 10,419 or 2.92% of the total, down 49.39%, consisting of 10,324 foreign visitors, down 49.30%, and 95 Overseas Chinese, down 57.01%.
  2. Main markets by country of nationality
    1. There were 113,376 visitors from Japan accounting for 31.73% of the total. This was down 31,316 or -21.64%, from the number in the same month last year.
    2. There were 22,475 visitors from Korea accounting for 6.29% of the total. This was down 91,939, or -80.36%, from the number in the same month last year.
    3. There were 143,958 visitors from Southeast Asia accounting for 40.28% of the total. This was down 54,439, or 27.44%, from the number in the same month last year.
    4. There were 19,071 visitors from U.S.A accounting for 5.34% of the total. This was down 21,535, or 53.03%, from the number in the same month last year.
    5. There were 3,872 visitors from Australia and New Zealand accounting for 1.08% of the total. This was down 5,069, or -56.69%, from the number in the same month last year.
    6. There were 16,343 visitors from Europe accounting for 4.57% of the total. This was down 15,635, or -48.89%, from the number in the same month last year. Visitors from U.K., Germany, and France accounted for 0.82% (2,919 people), 0.77% (2,738 people), and 0.86% (3,063 people) of the total which were down 64.02%, down 46.45%, and down 41.22% from the number in the same month last year.
    7. Other nationals accounted for 10,803 or 3.02%, down 12,143 or -52.92%.
    8. Overseas Chinese visitors accounted for 27,459 or 7.68%, down 366,769 or -93.03%. Overseas Chinese visitors from Hong Kong and Macao accounted for 21,140, or 76.99%, of the total Overseas Chinese visitors.
  3.  Main markets by type of visitor
    1. Mode of transportation and port of entry: There were 351,869 visitors, 98.46%, by air of whom 281,450, or 78.76%, through the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, 32,117, or 8.99%, through Kaohsiung Airport. Meanwhile, there were 5,488 visitors, 1.54%, by sea, 2,269 people, or 0.63%, through Kaohsiung port, 2,174 people, or 0.61%, through Keelung, 177 people, or 0.05%, through Taichung.
    2. Gender: Male visitors accounted for 51.15% (182,786 people) while female were 48.85% (174,571 people).
    3. Age: There were 20,066 (5.62%) visitors under 19-year-old, 197,980 (55.40%) between 20 to 39-year-old, 99,213(27.76%) between 40 to 59-year-old, and 40,098(11.22%) over 60-year-old.
    4. Purpose of visit: The main purposes are Leisure, business, and relatives visiting with 175,384 (49.08%), 22,527 (6.30%), and 12,889 (3.61%) visitors.
    5. Length of stay: Most of visitors, 75,014 people or 21.25%, stayed for 3 nights. Visitors staying 2  nights, 55,270 people or 15.66%, ranked second. Visitors staying 5-7 nights, 48,483 people or 13.73%, ranked third. The average length of stay of visitors leaving in February was 7.79 nights.
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