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108-11-22

Visitor Statistical Analysis for September, 2019

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A total of 794,415 visitors arrived in the Republic of China in September, 2019, decreasing 42,179 or 5.04% from the 836,594 in September of last year. The arrivals included 568,964 foreign visitors and 225,451 Overseas Chinese. Compared with September of last year, the number of foreign visitors increased by 61,203 or 12.05%, and the number of Overseas Chinese visitors decreased by 103,382 or 31.44%.
  1. Main markets by residence
    1. Mainland China accounted for 116,037 or 14.61% of the total, down 46.80%, consisting of 2,481 foreign visitors, down 16.80%, and 113,556 Overseas Chinese, down 47.22%.
    2. Hong Kong and Macao, 118,025 or 14.86% of the total, down 2.36%, consisting of 7,719 foreign visitors, down 13.70%, and 110,306 Overseas Chinese, down 1.45%.
    3. Japan accounted for 190,356 or 23.96% of the total, up 16.71%, consisting of 190,230 foreign visitors, up16.73%, and 126 Overseas Chinese, down 10.64%.
    4. Korea, 95,639 or 12.04% of the total, up 23.47%, consisting of 95,317 foreign visitors, up 23.70%, and 322 Overseas Chinese, down 20.30%.
    5. Southeast Asia, 176,681 or 22.24% of the total, up 6.11%, consisting of 176,082 foreign visitors, up 6.17%, and 599 Overseas Chinese, down 9.38%.
    6. U.S.A., 39,126 or 4.93% of the total, up 7.19%, consisting of 38,837 foreign visitors, up 7.31%, and 289 Overseas Chinese, down 6.77%.
    7. Australia and New Zealand, 9,478 or 1.19% of the total, up 11.18%, consisting of 9,456 foreign visitors, up 11.35%, and 22 Overseas Chinese, down 33.33%.
    8. Europe, 29,100 or 3.66% of the total, up 6.86%, consisting of 29,063 foreign visitors, up 6.86%, and 37 Overseas Chinese, up 2.78%.
    9. Other countries or regions accounted for 19,973 or 2.51% of the total, up 9.33%, consisting of 19,779 foreign visitors, up 9.33%, and 194 Overseas Chinese, up 9.60%.
  2. Main markets by country of nationality
    1. There were 189,946 visitors from Japan accounting for 23.91% of the total. This was up 27,077, or 16.63%, from the number in the same month last year.
    2. There were 95,753 visitors from Korea accounting for 12.05% of the total. This was up 18,116, or 23.33%, from the number in the same month last year.
    3. There were 175,575 visitors from Southeast Asia accounting for 22.10% of the total. This was up 10,069, or 6.08%, from the number in the same month last year.
    4. There were 40,003 visitors from U.S.A accounting for 5.04% of the total. This was up 2,411, or 6.41%, from the number in the same month last year.
    5. There were 10,696 visitors from Australia and New Zealand accounting for 1.35% of the total. This was up 881, or 8.98%, from the number in the same month last year.
    6. There were 34,697 visitors from Europe accounting for 4.37% of the total. This was up 1,260, or 3.77%, from the number in the same month last year. Visitors from U.K., Germany, and France accounted for 1.03% (8,185people), 0.73% (5,796 people), and 0.60% (4,764 people) of the total which were up 1.65%, down 2.37%, and up 1.95% from the number in the same month last year.
    7. Other nationals accounted for 22,294 or 2.81%, up 1,389 or 6.64%.
    8. Overseas Chinese visitors accounted for 225,451 or 28.38%, down 103,382 or 31.44%. Overseas Chinese visitors from Hong Kong and Macao accounted for 110,306, or 48.93%, of the total Overseas Chinese visitors.
  3.  Main markets by type of visitor
    1. Mode of transportation and port of entry: There were 777,309 visitors, 97.85%, by air of whom 614,194, or 77.31%, through the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, 75,444, or 9.50%, through Kaohsiung Airport. Meanwhile, there were 17,106 visitors, 2.15%, by sea, 1,649 people, or 0.21%, through Kaohsiung port, 2,063 people, or 0.26%, through Keelung, 1,737 people, or 0.22%, through Taichung.
    2. Gender: Male visitors accounted for 47.93% (380,730 people) while female were 52.07% (413,685 people).
    3. Age: There were 50,071 (6.30%) visitors under 19-year-old, 399,219 (50.25%) between 20 to 39-year-old, 251,031(31.60%) between 40 to 59-year-old, and 94,094(11.84%) over 59-year-old.
    4. Purpose of visit: The main purposes are pleasure, business, and relatives visiting with 522,027 (65.71%), 64,397 (8.11%), and 30,398 (3.83%) visitors.
    5. Length of stay: Most of visitors, 187,380 people or 25.34%, stayed for 3 nights. Visitors staying 2 nights, 150,189 people or 20.31%, ranked second. Visitors staying 5 to 7 nights, 119,928 people or 16.22%, ranked third. The average length of stay of visitors leaving in September was 5.83 nights.
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